Submitted Date 09/11/2018

Watching you enter this world I knew you would become the world to me
I was the first to hold you, hug you, kiss you tenderly

Though I had to travel over a thousand miles to hold you near
Once your fingers wrapped around mine everything was so clear

From the day you were conceived God christened you as my son
Chosen to be my greatest blessing, destined to form a bond that can’t be undone

Chosen for me, you were conceived and nurtured in my heart, and my heart instantly chose you
No one had to tell me you were mine, when I looked into your eyes I instantly knew

When I felt your breath, your heartbeat against mine
I felt a connection no biology could define

I see me in you from your dimples to your smile to your positivity
From your sarcasm to your sense of humor to your creativity 

From your love of learning to your giving spirit
To your laughter that echoes for all to hear it

It seems impossible that we don’t share the same genes
You have re-defined what joy, what happiness, what my world means

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  • Mary Jaimes-Serrano 3 years, 7 months ago

    Kiesha, this is beautiful. I love the emotions that only a mother can portray. Whether by blood or by love a mother is the only person who could truly speak these words. Thank you for sharing.