Before I knew you

Before I knew you I was worried I wouldn’t know how to love you as much as I love your brother.
I met you and I remembered what love at first sight felt like.

Before I knew you I was worried how you would fit into our family, how would it work, where would you go?
Now life with you is the new normal. You slipped into our gang so seamlessly, effortlessly, the perfect missing piece in our teeny, tiny puzzle.

Before I knew you I was worried how your brother would cope, what would he be like when we brought a new little person home?
Then you showed me the power of a sibling bond. The way you look at your brother like there is no one else in the world, the way he whispers that he loves you when we sneak into your room every morning before you wake. Instantaneous and pure, there is so much beauty in what you two have.

Before I knew you I thought I knew what beauty was.
Then I saw your eyes, your lips, your curly toes and your chubby wrists and a whole new definition of beautiful was created in my mind.

Before I knew you I was worried that I wouldn’t know how to be a Mother to a daughter.
Then I met you and you made me a better person. I met you and all I wanted was good for you, to be a kind, strong, and intelligent woman, I can only hope you will learn by the example I hope to set.

Before I knew you I never realized what a worried Mother I was.
Then I met you and I was instantly busy, there was no time for research, just time for parenting and we are all so much better for it.

Before I knew you there was a piece of my heart that was missing, a piece of me I didn’t even realize I needed, and now I know you.

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