From the moment I gave birth to you, it was love at first sight. Exhausted, tired and weak from 9 months pregnancy and a long and painful labour, I knew as soon as I held you in my arms, that my life would never be the same. You had a mop of dark hair, perfect skin, and rosebud lips, my perfect beautiful baby. How could such a tiny human being knit together so perfectly in my womb make so much noise? Every time you cried, you pulled at my heart strings, and I wanted to comfort you, protect you, and make your world right. As you grew up, I was there to to wipe away your tears when you came home upset from school, or when you fell over and grazed your knee. Your perfect cheeks all plump and rosy stained by your tears, and I would wipe them away. I have always felt your pain my darling.......like only a mother can. When you hurt, I hurt with you. I still want to make things right for you, like I did when you uttered your first cry. But but I feel so helpless now, I want to make it all better for you like when you were small, and take your pain away.
Your joys are my joy........and you have given me so much. I remember when you swam your first mile, my heart felt as though it would literally burst with the pride I had for you. When you are happy, I am happy, and when you are not, I would move heaven and earth to bring your happiness back. When you have a problem, I feel a knot that grips tightly in my stomach, as I worry and fret about you......your problem becomes my problem.
You see, my love for you my darling child, goes on forever. I have always loved you from the moment you were born, and I always will. I will always feel the joy and the pain that you go through till the day I die. I will always be here for you as long as I breathe and my heart still beats.... and when I pass away, my spirit will live on, as there will always be a part of me in you. You will hear my voice, you will know I am there, you will feel it in your heart.
No-one can take away the love I have for you, and nothing will change it, it is pure, unconditional, protective, fierce like a lioness, and gentle as a dove. It is a Mothers Love.