I was re-born as well.
My fears of inadequacy
Instantly swept aside
A surge of motherly love and joy
rose up within my spirit and heart.
A sense of awe
at the miracle of creation overwhelmed us
as we examined tiny, perfectly formed fingers, nails and toes.
We marvelled at his resemblance to us
I was startled by the innate instinct for survival
as my newborn rooted hungrily and nursed
before I even left the delivery room.
Our baby turned his head sharply at the sound of our voices
he recognized our voices!
He focused intensely on my face
he bonded to me making
sure that I bonded to him.
This entire process of becoming a mother was automatic
I reconized the this was a gift,
Pure and simple.