A mother births hope for our future.
She woke up feeling off-centered and nauseous
Knowing what she had for us and sacrificing
Her body to give.
Her partner senses her discomfort and asks her how she feels.
He is aware of his presence within her but cannot
Fully grasp her sensations.
He holds her,
He watches and listens,
But she is not able to find a comparison to the pain.
Her other children are not present for this moment,
But they will be by her and their father’s side in awe
When they witness the whole of her strength.
Soon, they will all know:
A mother holds all answers in her womb.
A mother births time.