Think about me when your arms are around my brother.
I could have been there to teach him about the world.
Think about me when you see children in the park.
I could have been there walking beside you.
Think about me when you want a hug.
My hugs are unending and filled with love.
Think about me when you’re in doubt.
My eyes trust you unquestioningly.
Think about me when you marry.
Think about me if you don’t.
Think about me when you love.
I love you unconditionally.
I am your greatest student.
I am your greatest teacher.
Think about me
Think about me.
copyright April 12, 2010
I was inspired thinking about all the what-could-have-beens. I was also inspired by my son, Little Drake who is five years old this year. When I think about what my life could have been without him and what it’s been since he’s been in our lives. I am just sitting here bawling my eyes out. So much I could have missed had God not deemed us worthy to care for a life. Motherhood is an experience that I am so grateful for and I simply was not an individual who was mother material…. yet here I am.
Babies are a gift from God, plain and simple. He graces us with these little bundles of unconditional love. Think about it. Children are the very embodiment of God’s love for us. He sends us a very real, a very touchable manifestation of His love… we can touch it, people! How blessed it that when so many of our brethren need physical evidence like Thomas the apostle to believe. What more can we ask for, and so many of us are destroying this innocent gift from God by aborting their pregnancies. It’s our responsibility to be grateful and to protect and nurture our children. I don’t care if it’s what some would call instinct or some biological function. I don’t care…. it’s there, I can see it and I accept it willingly. A rose is still a rose by whatever name. Yes, I was nervous and yes, we are not the richest couple in the world and we never will be. Life is much richer for us because of this child.
Thank you, God!