a letter to a mother expecting the unexpected….

I just love this letter! So beautiful!

extraordinary rather than ordinary

After thinking about all the fears that my dear friend heather faced while pregnant with maddie, it made me think about my own mother and all the other mothers out there who are expecting babies. Every mother dreams of meeting their perfect little bundle of joy at the end of their pregnancy, but to have a baby that the world views as not “perfect” or a baby that will be questioned for termination – is simply, unexpected.  It made me wonder, if – during the time that i was in my mother’s womb – i had any way of communicating to my mother that everything was going to be okay, what would I have told her?  So, here is a letter I wrote with this idea in mind….

Dear mamma,

As I lay inside the warm womb of your body,
listening to your heartbeat has become a sweet lullaby to my little ears.
I tug on my umbilical cord and am reassured…

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