In your womb we were one
You breathed life into my once-fragile body
But I am still just as delicate as the day I arrived into this world
My eyes searching for your face
And looking into your soul
Recognizing you were home.
With firm hands
You placed your loving embrace upon my shoulders
Walked with me when no one else would
Held my face in your palms
Carried me to shore when I was drowning
And told me it was OK.
How does one repay a mother?
A mother who has gone to the ends of the world
With the love for her child greater than the unseen parts of the universe
Propelling her to do more.
A selfless giver
My selfless giver.
Whatever she touches
I will come back to when she is gone
Knowing her presence once stood in the very same spot
Though I know her footprints are unique
Impossible to fill
But because I am my mother’s daughter
I will try anyway.