As She Sleeps

As she sleeps, I sit and wonder

if my daughter really knows

how loved and adored she is by me

that even my bone marrow loves her

that each vein, each artery, each capillary

that each idea, each thought, each breath

are all laced with love for her

that I was born to birth her

and raise her

and love her

that she is a part of my purpose,

a piece of my destiny

that my love for her is as close as my shadow

my next breath

and present as today and tomorrow

that I am better

so much better

a better, better me

more authentic because

that’s who I want her to know as she looks at me

that I do not fear death, only wish I could always be with her

that I do not fear life, only wish she could always be with me

that I have done no great thing save be inspired by her voice saying, “Mom,” to me…

And as she sleeps, I sit and wonder

if my daughter really knows

that she deserves every GOOD thing life has to offer because

that’s what she is to me.

#MyShine
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