There you are sleepy almond eyes of greenish-blue,
Fluttering chocolate lashes long peeking up at me.
Yes, I’m your Mama with captured heart whisked away.
Cozy, swaddled in a warm blanket of softest touch.
Underneath I’ve counted, 1 to 10 on each fragile foot and chubby fist
Doctor, don’t you see my perfect baby cradled in my weary arms?
Brushing his angel face of pinkish warm next to mine
Glimpsing downy dampness under striped cap on top of soft
Watching precious newborn’s chest rising up and down
So shallow to my ear I’m bending down
To catch spittle of next hush-a-bye breath
Do you hear my heart beating, brimming overwhelming love?
Like a waterfall rushing over mountain rocks…..it’s surging solid strength
Rolling 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 savor 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 life
Together with the whole of my lifetime too
I am blessed to be your mother, thanking God for you.
In Honor of World Down Syndrome Day
*Photos courtesy of Google Chrome