Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mater: Fons et Origo


Since that tiny pulse of life began,
I felt your smile, heard your love
You womb has been my haven, my source of strength
My fortress and my cocoon
The cord that connects us is more than my lifeline
It is the bond that forever entwines my life with yours

When you held me in your arms
I knew in that instinctive way of an infant
That there’s no need to be afraid
I will always be protected, loved, cared for
I will never be alone
I will never be abandoned
As I find my way in this maze called Life


You never cease to guide and enlighten me with your wisdom
We shared my tears and laughter,
my struggles and my surrenders, my winnings and my loses
You are my mentor and my friend
The one who keeps holding up a mirror to me so I can see who I am


I don’t know if I can ever repay you
Maybe I will never be able to
But I’ll try to be the best person I can be
For to do so is to respect and honor you
Thank you for who I am and who I will become
I love you with all my heart, my dearest mother

Fons et Origo: Mother, you are my source and origin

Happy Mother’s Day to all who unselfishly gave and continues to give their life and love to their families especially to my beloved mother, my dear sister and sisters-in-law, my mother-in-law, my relatives and my friends. You all deserve the best in the world, not only today but for the rest of your life. This might seem late, but on our side of the world, we celebrate "Mothers Day" today.

6 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

A very sweet post - your mother must be very proud! Lovely poem.

/Katarina

Davidlind said...

Very beautiful.

Indrani said...

A very Happy Mother's Day to your mother. Beautiful poem, loved every word of it.

lareine said...

to katarina: thank you... i hope this small gesture can somehow convey my deep gratitude and love for her ...

to davidlind: thank you very much... i owe you a visit :)...

to indrani: thanks for the greeting... and i'm glad you like the poem :)

Wendy Lopez-Redaon said...

"When you held me in your arms
I knew in that instinctive way of an infant
That there’s no need to be afraid
I will always be protected, loved, cared for
I will never be alone
I will never be abandoned
As I find my way in this maze called Life..."

I can't wait for the day when my own child will tell me this. I will do everthing and go through anything just to make sure he is safe, nourished and loved =) thanks for the wonderful poem, Lareine =)

lareine said...

to wendy:) i'm sure little nigel would feel this kind of certainty... hope everything goes well with your pregnancy :)

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