This poem was originally published on November 17th, 2012 and continues to be a favourite. Even though I wrote it myself I’m not ashamed to say that it stirs something inside me each time I read it. And I like that. I hope you do too. I wanted to share it with you on my son’s third birthday. Happy birthday to my little man.
I am Thankful
My beautiful boy, who is turning three tomorrow, is my connection to the love that often feels trapped in my heart. His love softens me, encourages me and teaches me to let go and be seen. I am so thankful.
I want to feel deeply connected to love all the time. I know it’s not possible though as there’s so much else that’s going on, so many feelings to understand and to explore. When I am authentic and in my feelings they show me the way. Sometimes that is a painful process that leaves me numb, searching. But I trust that it gets better. I’d rather not be numb.
Happy birthday to my sweet little boy. I love you with all that I am and do my best to be the mama you need.
Thank you for reading.