A Mother’s Love

A growing belly and forty long weeks
I longed to hold you and kiss those cheeks
From kicks and punches, elbows and knees
There was no greater sound than that of your heartbeat
The time had come after nine months of waiting
For better or for worse, my life was forever changing
The baby is out, the doctor announced
A beautiful boy, eight pounds one ounce
My body numb and blinded by a curtain
I made a promise to protect you, that was for certain
I could not see you but heard your first cries
I smiled while joyful tears blurred my eyes
With ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes
I first placed a kiss upon your tiny nose
That moment so brief, yet perfect in every way
I pleaded, don't take him, I've waited all day
Paralyzed in recovery, I just wanted you near
My wish was finally granted when you and Daddy appeared
I snuggled you all night upon my bare chest
Until the nurse came in to say, get some rest
I laid you down and kissed you goodnight
While I quietly sang, "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
Soon enough the whole world would see
My love for you through every breath that I breathe
My precious boy, it was love at first sight
My little Luca, the bringer of light

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