My world before you came seemed complete,
Life was one big party and bliss;
But when you entered my life my princess,
I realized that there was something amiss.
I still remember that transformative moment,
When the news that you will arrive filled us with zest and elan;
Coincidentally that day was Mother’s Day,
When my beautiful journey of motherhood began.
Our hearts fluttered when we saw you for the first time,
You were like a tiny grain on the ultrasound screen;
I fell in love with you that very moment,
And to hold you in my arms I was very keen.
I always knew motherhood was not easy,
But pregnancy had already begun throwing the small challenges at me;
From nausea to fatigue to losing my appetite,
It had started to take a toll on me.
But it was strange how these symptoms never bogged me down,
Because their presence allayed my anxiety of whether you are fine within;
I then understood what selfless love is,
And was looking forward to the joyful ride with you to begin.
Thereon the days passed smoothly and at a gallop,
And preparing for your arrival itself was so exhilarating;
With every kick, punch and pop our connection just got deeper,
Indubitably a special relationship was in the making.
Seeing you grow through every scan felt nothing less than nature’s miracle,
Hearing your heartbeat made my heart beat;
Finally the big day had come about ending our countdown,
With a sea of emotions engulfing me, I was ready for the big feat.
At last came the glorious moment when you were in my arms,
The sentiment I felt at that instant is inexplicable;
It felt like God has gifted me with an extension of me,
And I could feel what I had always heard of, a love that was unconditional.
It was time to face the bigger challenges,
Coping with the many emotional and physical changes, the sleepless nights and the exhaustion;
But your innocence and purity made it all so worth it,
And I would not have it any other way even if there was an option.
With you every day is a new experience and learning, sprinkled with love and care,
And the first glance, smile, roll and every other first is a cherished treat;
I want to grow with you and live life all over again,
Yes with your presence Renee, my world is now complete.