Before I Met You

A poem to my unborn son

Before I met you, you were a shadow.

In the corner of my eye, darkening my extra thoughts

A glimpse of the future sliding across an empty room

You haunted me.

Before I met you, you were a thought

A nagging idea not easily tossed

A pause in breath between steps

You made me wonder.

Before I met you, you were a warrior.

A fighter and a kicker and a roiling of insides

A yoga baby bent into and out of shape

You made me dream.

Before I met you, you were a King.

A prince among men, the handsomest child

A smile that lit up a room and beamed through walls

Oh, how I loved you.

This poem rests on the wall of my son’s room. I wrote it in 2014 as we anticipated his arrival.

Copyright MommyILoveYouSoBig

Daphne Gaghagen

I am a wife and mother of a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, living in Chula Vista, California! My day job is working from home as a Social Business Manager for IBM. I also maintain my Instagram account, @mommyiloveyousobig. I love weightlifting, yoga, and trying out new recipes. I look forward to traveling the world and experiencing new things with my little family. I spend my free time at the gym, obsessing over Netflix shows, discovering new places and having a beer with the hubby or pals. I love making new mommy friends!
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