May 3 2016

I AM NANA

Cradle

She knelt by the cradle with such wonder, at who was laying inside.

Her very being was so exhilarated. Had she really given birth to this child? I waited my whole life for this moment she thought. Eyes tearing up, as she reached in to touch the most perfect site before her.

I never knew that this second would have to be the most special time in my life. Truly magnificent.

I came to know these moments as I gave birth to two more children.

When a little one was brought to me with the most adoring smile. Arms opened wide to accept me as someone other than Mommy. I became to know a love of no other kind. A shared love that grew into a true need for love. The only person who could have given,”that Mom love” was gone from here.

But she forever lives in the child’s heart.

 I am honored to give all my love to this beautiful child that I have always considered my own.

Such blessings come once and then you have the ability to watch as the child grows and takes on a role that makes you laugh as they grab whole of life and begin to find out what fits them the most, in a world that offers  everything.

Yes, they stumble alot and fall as they did while learning how to walk.

But, sooner or later they find their way and take flight. Sharing their love with another, as you stand on the side lines and watch not as fearful as before, because they have each other to hold onto.

Then a cradle is moved into the home and another miracle is on the way.

As Nana, I once again knelt down to catch a peek at the little one who laid inside. Through my tears of happiness. I came to recognize that beautiful face starring at me. The child resembled all of the people before him that were no longer of this world. Family tends to have the same features. Was that a smile that came to this tiny face? As if he read my thoughts and was acknowledging my feelings. Oh, this is a different love. This love has come from a child that I have given birth to. And had a child of her own. It is indescribable, so different as it is an extension of all that is possible in the world, that offers every thing.

Looking at my family I realize that I have everything. Because all that I have ever wanted is all around me. Everyday, I have the chance to be with the people that mean the most to me. To give my love to them and also to receive their love. This is what, the world that offers everything needs more of.

Love of family.

 

 

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Posted May 3, 2016 by Ricky Reiss in category "Hands Of Hope and Death

About the Author

As the Mother of a, "Recovering Addict". I felt the need to write my story. It is my hope, that it will put a real face on the epidemic that is happening in our country. Knowledge, Courage and Love are what our children need to survive this crisis!

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