I wrote the poem below when Noah was about 6 months old. I was in bed one night and the words just came to me, so I got up and jotted them down on the back of a bill or something. It captures the feelings I had just after having him.
I found it the other day and thought I’d share it. (I should really save it for a post on his birthday or something, but patience really isn’t my strong suit.)
To Noah - A Poem
My life began today.
My face is wet with tears, but I’m not sad.
I’m exhausted, yet I can’t sleep,
Craning to watch you 'til the early hours, I give myself a sore neck.
Uncertain before, I suddenly know what to do,
Confident and self-assured yet I marvel at how fragile you are in my arms …
I feel suddenly protective.
You fill a gap I didn’t know I had.
I’m still the same person yet I’m suddenly changed.
Despite the months of preparing I’m still taken by surprise … At how you’ve managed to carve out a special part of my heart.
Just for you.
My life began today and so did yours