Pain and fear of inadequacy,  /

Instantly swept aside.   /

Surprised as  /

A surge of motherly love   /

Rose up in my heart.    /

A sense of awe at  /

The miracle of creation.  /

We examined tiny,  /

Perfectly formed  /

Fingers and toes.

Startled by

Infant’s innate instinct

For survival as

He rooted hungrily,

Nursing moments after birth.

Pleased when

Baby quickly turned his head

Hearing the sound of our voices.

He recognized us.


Focused intensely on my face,

Bonding to me,

Insuring I bonded to him.

Transformed instantaneously

Into a mother.

A gift,

Pure and simple.

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