Here are a few words I scribbled on bits of paper, two weeks into having my babe, in amongst the raw aching bones of tiredness, and tenderness of learning to live with this new little human I had given birth to.
I hope you enjoy XX
🤍 🤍 🤍
“I thought I knew the depths of love - ⠀
the way it wraps invisible strings around your heart,
and follows you wherever you go.
I thought I knew the power of love – ⠀
the way it changes everything within you,
and everything around you too.
I thought I knew how love has no limits –
how it stretches further than skin,⠀
and goes beyond right and wrong.
I thought I knew how love can test you –
every bone in your body,
and every corner in your mind.
I thought I knew how love can tire you –
how it can lead you to exhaustion,
and bend you until you break.
I thought I knew how love can teach you - ⠀
to understand yourself and others,⠀
to understand life itself.
I thought I knew the great heights of love -
how it warms you to the core,
and gives a knowing meaning to your smile.
I thought I knew what it means to be selfless -
how someone else’s laughter brings more joy,
tears bring more pain,⠀
and single breath, ⠀
than your own.
I thought I knew what it was to love, ⠀
there was you.”
That extraordinary love, that extraordinary change 🤍