I may have never held you in my arms as an infant,
welcoming you into the world through sweat and tears.
But I have held you in my heart like a precious being.
A whisper of love.
I may have not been there to celebrate your first words,
your first steps or your first birthday.
But I have held you in my heart as we celebrated together.
I may not have been there for many
of your very early years…
I can honestly say this now as a mother.
I have loved you since I first held you in my arms.
When I first welcomed you into my world as you welcomed me.
I have loved you for the first of our life together and always.
Thank you for the firsts you have shared with me,
both your sorrows and your triumphs.
I love you very dearly and am blessed too by your love.
As your ‘bonus’ mama.
©2015 Te’ Werner
©2005 Photo my two ‘bonus’ sons “Grinning in the Rain!”