Thursday, February 4, 2010

For My Children

To my children-

When you made me a mother, you promoted me to the best job in the world.
Giving birth to you is proof that our bodies can create living, breathing miracles.
Nursing you and watching you grow bigger and stronger has given me a whole new appreciation for my body's ability to nurture and provide.
Looking into your beautiful, trusting eyes makes it clear that I never want to let you down.
Witnessing what the love of two people can create has deepened my bond with and appreciation for your father and added even more glory and magic to our marriage.
Seeing you smile fills my heart with indescribable joy.
Watching you grow, learn and flourish gives me a sense of profound accomplishment.
Caring for you has reaffirmed my gratitude for how my own mother cares for me.
Hearing your laughter brightens any day and makes my heart glad.
Your innocence and purity gives me hope for the future.
Your pain, illnesses and injuries trouble me as if they are my own.
Waking up to your your precious face shortens the longest of nights and gives me reason to look forward to each new day.
You made me a mother and a mother I forevermore will be.
It is an honor and a privilege.
Thank you.

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