I have known
since we first began making plans for Amelia’s brief life
that I needed to do something special just for her.
Something only a mother could give.
I don’t crochet. I have never scrapbooked.
She doesn’t need the perfectly coordinated closet
or an amazing 1st birthday party.
I may not get to nurse her or bathe her.
I may never rock her to sleep...
For days I debated.
What can you really give a baby
(other than your entire heart of course?)
This weekend my Mom and I made Amelia’s special gift;
A mother’s song,
to a very special baby.
I knew there was no way I could sing it for her
at her memorial service when that time comes.
So, we went to a studio and recorded it.
My mother and me,
My Beloved Bumma
8 hours ago