>Yes – it was love at first sight – but it took me some time to realize…
I was so young and I was a bit scared
and I remember, coming home from hospital, I was afraid of bathing you
because you were so small and you were looking at me with your big eyes
and I felt so helpless and not able to cope with this newborn life entrusted to me.
Skin to skin – keeping you warm and feeling your little heart beat – this heart, that started to pulsate nine months ago – not just somewhere but in my womb – hidden, secretly – only the two of us feeling your new life blossoming and developing in the dark – protected – keeping you safe.
Eye to eye – trying to read what you would tell me without being able to speak – there was so much in your eyes – and some days – even now – I think I can describe what no picture was able to capture – baby’s eyes, sharing their needs and emotions – having only a short past and a big longing to see the future.
What did you do to my heart baby? It was not only love at first sight, it was love at first everything – ever and ever again – for this 19 years – I’ve fallen in love daily and I guess that will go on and on – probably for the rest of my life…
Written for Carry on Tuesday – jump over there to read more “love at first sight” stories