There you are sleepy almond eyes of greenish-blue
Fluttering chocolate lashes so long finally peeking up at me
Yes, I’m your Mama with a captured heart that’s already whisked away
Cozy now, swaddled in a warming blanket of softest touch
Underneath I’ve counted them, 1 to 10 on each fragile foot and chubby fist
Doctor, don’t you see the ‘perfect’ cradled babe within my weary arms?
Brushing such an angel face of pinkest warm next to mine
Glimpsing damp silkiness sneaking under striped cap of knit
Watching my precious newborn’s chest rising up and down
So shallow to my ear I’m bending near
To catch the spittle of the next hush-a-bye breath
Do you hear my own heart beating, brimming overwhelming love?
Like a waterfall rushing over mountain rocks…..surging solid strength
Rolling new of word on silent tongue…Mother, Madre, Mama… that’s me!
Oh, the sound so lyrical to my head ears are dancing new lullabies
On my chest this feeling of bliss is unsurpassed
Grab my finger hold it tight please God let me savior this specialness
From now until the end of time this moment will remain deep within
For I have a ‘special need’ within my heart and soul
To have you for my child, to be your mother today, tomorrow and the next
Yes, on this first day of your new life on earth
Together with the whole of my own lifetime too
I will always be blessed to be your mother, thanking God for you.