She is a Mother

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A child confirms a mother's concept of reality.

Submitted: May 22, 2008

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She is a Mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun beams evaporate across the weathered face of a woman looking down and smiling into the eyes of her bundle of joy. She sits next to a complete stranger and yet still sits alone. Happiness resonates from all aspects of her presence. Ripe cherry cheeks, glistening dew that makes her complexion glow describe the beauty of maternity. Car exhaust and grimy air swarm about the stop as she holds the infant close, guarding the adolescents pure existence from polluted realities the world has yet to unveil. The evening bus is late, dinner time approaches, and yet she does not worry as she sits cradling her baby, resting in the hands of God.

 She does not know how hard life will be for them in the future, she has no idea of how much effort, time and money it will take to keep her youngster healthy and happy. She is naïve to the potential of heartache that may arise as the child grows up and begins to live as an individual. She is not ready to fight the unmoral grip society will someday take upon her adolescent youth.

 But she does know that she will love her child more than she ever thought possible. She will wake up every morning as if Christmas, full of excitement and enthusiasm at the thought of her son or daughter’s face.

She won’t remember what her life was like before she met the incredible human being that is her child. She will not remember all the decisions she made in her life that have left her sitting at a rundown intercity bus stop. She will never recall all the things in life that made her happy before she was blessed with the gift of a newborn. But she will remember that she is a mother, and will always be one too. Her child is her legacy, her child is her splendor.


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