Today is the birthday
My thoughts wander
backward in time…
I am wrapped with her tenderness,
the smell of her love;
Reminded of her soft corners,
how easily my body cradled within hers.
Her abundance of care for me and my sisters,
we thought common.
Now I know the truth
of my blessing:
How she bravely tread into new experiences to be with us;
How she waited so we could shine;
How she fed us with the very blood of her heart.