Just a little over two years ago, on October 26th at 12:12 a.m., I was blessed with the most beautiful gift that changed my life forever. I gave birth to my son, Gabriel Thomas.
He was born at 8 pounds, ll ounces, and 22 inches. Gabriel had these beautiful grey-blue eyes, chubby cheeks, and silky soft skin. On the top of his head was just a little patch of blonde hair that laid flat along his precious face. Gabriel smiled, and it just melted my heart.
I had so many mixed emotions when he was born. I wasn’t sure how to feed a newborn nor change a diaper. That was something that overwhelmed me a bit. But, I knew that I also loved him more than anything in this world. I remember sitting in the rocking chair, watching him. Tears of joy streamed down my face, the thought that kept crossing my mind was how did I make such a beautiful little miracle, especially with someone that I loved so very much. It was indeed the greatest gift. I had a family; I had a son, a best friend, an angel.
I got up to look over the medibay; I took Gabriel’s hand while he caressed his tiny little fingers around mine. I was picturing the future, our future, his future. The adventures we were going to discover together. The three of us building our memories with birthdays, holidays, vacations. Imagining his dreams and endeavors. Time passed so quickly that night with so many trails of thoughts.
I remember glancing at the clock, and it was already 4:27 a.m. realizing I needed to lay down and get some rest. The nurse came in to check on both of us. I headed over to my fiance and kissed him while he laid asleep and told him I loved him.
I continued over to my son, gently placing a kiss on top of his forehead and told him that mommy loved him so very much. Gabriel’s tiny eyes widen as they glanced up at me, and I said Gabriel I will always love you; I will make sure I give you the world. Mommy will always be there through the good and the bad. My job is to pick you up when your down and support you through the good. Finally, I laid down, falling asleep next to the two most important human beings in my life, my son, and my significant other.