I Am a Mother (Ode to my son)

I am a Mother, a goddess, divine light, creator of life.

I am a Mother, a caretaker, a teacher, a guide.

I am a Mother, a multi-tasker, a manager, an organizer.

I am a Mother, a nurse, a doula, a miracle worker.

I am a Mother, a dreamer, a believer, a cheerleader.

I am a Mother, a chauffeur, a shopper, a house keeper.

I am a Mother, a sous chef, a short-order-cook, a waiter.

I am a Mother, a singer, a storyteller, a writer.

I am a Mother, an engineer, a builder, a handyman.

I am a Mother, a playmate, a companion, a friend.

I am a Mother, a listener, a talker, a shoulder on which to cry.

I am a Mother, a nurturer, a lover, your wings to fly.

I am a Mother, a mediator, a referee, your moral compass.

I am a Mother, a beacon, an anchor, unconditional love.

You helped me become all of these things -- more than I ever thought I could be!

But the best thing you made me is a Mother.

And the best thing I made is you, Sweet Giovanni.