(A poem for my Juddy this Mother’s Day)
I never thought I’d have the gift
Of being called a mother,
Then one day you came to be
And changed me like no other.
I beamed with delight and cried with joy;
You were cherished from the start.
The moment that our eyes had met,
You swiftly stole my heart.
I imagined all you’d grow to be
And my spirit swelled with pride.
But many years you’d never live,
Upon my chest you died.
As your mama, I grew vulnerable
To a whole new host of pains.
But I wouldn’t change a moment
‘Cause your legacy remains.
Loving you has changed me
Like nothing else will ever;
I miss you with each breath I breathe,
Every moment shared, I treasure.
But I’ll hold you once again someday
And hear your voice say “Mommy,”
All my tears will then be quelled
By a joy-filled, vast tsunami.
My love for you, so rich and deep,
Death could never sever.
You’ll always be my precious child,
Being your mama lasts forever.
That is beautiful!
That was probably the sweetest poem I have ever read. Beautiful.
Thank you, Kathryn.
Beautiful. Forever you will be…