Poem for a long awaited child

Remember When

I remember when I first dreamt

Of the day you would arrive.

I wished and prayed our time together

Would finally be real

And not just a fantasy.

How could someone so small

Take over our entire lives?

I remember when I held you in my heart

Long before I would ever hold you in my arms,

With your wonder-filled eyes

Looking up at me.

I remember when I craved

The feel of your soft cheek

Resting against my chest.

As you lay sleeping,

The image stirs up dreams of the day

You would take your first steps,

Say your first words,

Smile for the first time,

Have your first date,

Grow up and leave

Our happy nest.

The years continued to fly by

And still I dreamed of you.

I remember when

The Goddess promised me

You would be here some day soon.

Now is the time.

Nothing will stop you now.

Ready or not, here you come,

Racing toward the finish line.

I remember when

A moment of fear passed

As suddenly as it came.

The pain is part of the journey

To bring you home to me;

Your body flushed with excitement

As you heard your name.

Ten tiny fingers.

Ten tiny toes.

Eyes wide open

So you can finally see.

I remember when our eyes met

And all doubts disappeared.

Smiles of recognition

Replace all of our tears.

“Hello, Sweet Child.”

We finally meet.

We’ve waited so long

For you to arrive.

It’s our time at last.

Our family is complete.

©Tammy Dennings Maggy

11/1/2011

5pm