You looked up and in to my eyes
And in that moment
My whole world changed
Time stood still,
And sped up
I saw your first steps, words, bruise
I saw your first day of school
Your first kiss, tears, disappointment
Your first love, graduation, wedding
I saw your first home away from ours
And your first baby.
I saw a future unfold with unspeakable joys
in which my heart would ache,
My heart would break,
And my love for you would never fade.
I blinked and saw you again, looking up at me
With those beautiful eyes, in full acceptance,
Full appreciation, full love – staring up at me
Unconditionally loving me, as my eyes unconditionally love you back.
You changed me
My hopes, my dreams, my life
By simply looking up at me
And knowing who I am.
Photo credit: Author
This poem was originally published on Diary of a First Child.