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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Five Years Ago, Today

Exacly five years ago, today, I was still pregnant with my about-to-be first-born. I was nearing the end of my pregnancy and growing more and more excited with every passing minute. I just couldn't wait any longer to meet the little person that I had been growing, nurturing and sheltering like a tender sapling, a precious dream.

I was big (duh!!), but I was glowing! I could see it myself! Hormones, excitement, nervousness. Hmph! That wasn't it! I was surrounded by a halo of love and I could feel it's warmth seeping into my very bones, making me luminescent and radiant. In my adulthood, if I have ever been close to being, feeling, sacred and pure, it has to be without any doubts, during the last few weeks of pregnancy just before the birth and immediately after.

Five years ago! Really? That long? Sometimes it seems like yesterday. At other, more frightening times, it seems like another lifetime ago! How mind-shatteringly terrifying that feeling is! I don't want to forget! I don't want it to be so long ago, over and done with! I still want to bask in its aftermath, its glow, its essence.

Five years ago. Already.

Why so soon?

6 comments:

pseudo intellectual said...

you make the transition to motherhood sound so beautiful, so joyous. beautiful!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Oh let me assure you, it is, it is! :)

Still thinking said...

Hey, you will perpetually glow with the essence of motherhood :)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Thanks Still! I hope so!

:)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

i still remember M asking me, can we bottle up whateva these pregnancy hormones and you can be as beautiful always?! :p

a gorgeous post yet again!!

cheers!

abha

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Namesake, what a wonderfully sweet thing for your man to say! I always knew he was pretty great (from the way you talk about him) and after this statment I have to say...he's a keeper!

May God always keep you two happy and in love!

:D