The Miracle of You

I watch two pink lines declare your existence–the start of the miracle of you.

I hold my breath, looking for a flutter–your heart on the grainy screen.

At rest
I place my hand on my abdomen, waiting for you to move again–our first high five.

I drink in your face, wondering who you will be–my favorite new hobby.

I welcome your head on my shoulder, puffs of breath on my neck–naptime in our special chair.

I shade my eyes from the sun, watching from the driveway–your first taste of freedom on wheels.

I sit in the driver’s seat, tasting tears with my smile–your first day of school.

I nod off on the couch, toys scattered at my feet–evidence of you all around.

I close my eyes, listening to your shrieks of laughter–my favorite sound.

I give thanks for the miracle of you, celebrating who you’ve become–another year around the sun.

This post is part of a blog hop with Exhale—an online community of women pursuing creativity alongside motherhood, led by the writing team behind Coffee + Crumbs. Click here to view the next post in the series “Still Motherhood.”

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