The double line stared at me as I held my breath, listening to my quickened heartbeat as I gently touched my tummy. Deep within me something changed.
A life had formed, a love so dear, precious and intimate, our divine journey came into bloom, as I birthed you in the maternity room.
Remembering, like yesterday, your tiny wrinkled feet and hands, translucent skin below your big left toe, while I watched from my hospital bed.
I heard your sweet cry before I saw your face. Then she placed you in my arms and I embraced you with so much love and grace.
Your warmth seeped into me as I held, ever so gently, 2.8 kilos, the weight of my heart. My eyes, a misty haze, have I just birthed you, by God’s loving grace?
In that moment I knew, staring at you with awe; I was hooked as I opened this mystical book.
Loveliest son, in that first moment, I held you in my embrace, I looked at you with no expectation. All I felt was an infinite and innate love, and with the softest touch I caressed your hand.
My lifelong Fairytale, a mother’s story in all its infinite glory…
“Fairytale”, is this week’s title of a tandem blog, 3 bloggers 1 title. All published on the same day at the same time. Read my fellow tandem blogger’s interpretation by following the below links. Comments are exciting!
Celeste: Surviving Jonkersville
12 thoughts on “Fairytale”
Too precious Chev. You took me to my 3 births now.
Thanks Celeste, glad I could take you back…:)
Glad i was there! One precious moment in my life that will never be forgotten <3
Always and forever my sister! Love you to bits, xoxo
Always so beautifully captured.
Thank you Jozi 🙂
A touching piece.