Amy Scalia and daughter Lola

Amy Scalia and daughter Lola

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, and now (thanks to you!), I get to celebrate as a mom for my first time this year! As I look around the room with baby toys everywhere, a burp cloth over my shoulder, and you cooing to yourself in your jumper — it’s hard to imagine what life was like without you.

But I remember one time in particular when I finally realized I wanted just this – burp cloth and all – more than anything in this world. Being the writer that I am, I had to put my feelings on paper and this poem is what I wrote. I go back and read it often to remind myself of those feelings. How much I wanted you and loved you, years before you entered this world. I hope you revisit it, too. When you’re ready, of course.

I’m Ready for You

It hasn’t always been this way
But I realized today
I’m ready for you
I want to see your smiles
Overcome all your trials
For the rest of my miles
I’m ready for you
I want to wipe all your tears
Calm all your fears
For the rest of my years
I’m ready for you
I see your face
Feel your embrace
But, for now, it’s just a trace
I’m ready for you
I want you in my arms
Shelter you from harms
Succumb to your charms
I’m ready for you
For worse or for better
Turn my back on you never
Give you my forever
I’m ready for you
You’re just in my imagination
But I pray for your creation
Making my dream a realization
I’m ready for you