It was love at first sight, but it wasn’t like you see in the movies. It was calm.
It was tearful, yet the majority of the emotion was happening deep within my heart and soul. A place no-one could see and feel, but me.
I took one look; one anxious look and I was smitten. I was captivated by the miracle you were and the love you gifted us with.
You were beautiful in ways I had never experienced. You were more than I hoped for and more than I dreamed of. You were better than any of the visions that had danced in my head over the last 9 months.
This was the moment I had been anxiously awaiting; the moment I would meet you. The moment I would become a mother. Even better, a mother to you.
This very moment, the one when you arrived, changed me. It made my heart grow, my worries grow, and my blessings grow. It changed the very make-up of my being.
I sat there trying to comprehend the miracle and the journey. Trying to comprehend you, every single part. Trying to soak it all up.
No one could have prepared me for this feeling, this moment, and this love. It’s not something you can describe. It’s something that can only be felt deep in the heart and soul of a mother.
My sweet child, the moment I met you, my world changed. My journey changed. My life changed. I suddenly had a purpose, larger than ever before.
This moment isn’t one you’ll remember, but darling, please know, it is one your mother will never forget.
A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.