Today is Mother’s day. This being the first official mother’s day for us, it was special for all of us. I decided I had to do something special to “mark” this day and as a man, I can try to express the feelings of my wife, as well as our mothers best through poems and pictures…

My first and to be honest a regular discussion goes towards the mother that is not with us anymore, and I found this which I felt appropriate:


I was looking through all the pictures of the last 11 months and felt pride, love and honored to have been able to watch this unfold. Here is some of this with another part of a poem:


Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put it down. I never felt my heart-break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt. I never knew something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.



I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn’t know that bond between mother and her child.

I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.



I had never gotten up in the middle of the night to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.




I from a boy’s point of view, this one say a lot, both for Boeta and me…

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As I said earlier, such an amazing time in my life, to see and live the birth of a baby and yes a mother,

Who loves, whatever we boys do, has patience and gentleness. One soft word and all falls away, her laughter making our lives brighter, she has wonderful insight and wisdom. And finally as another poet says:

“In each human heart is that special corner, which only a mother can fill!” (K. N. Davis – some of it used in above paragraph as well)






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