A month before Soren was born, I (Monique) was inspired to write a poem for my little guy. Here it is...
In the morning, my mind opens to you.
With my first move, I feel you move,
and remember that you are a part of me.
During prayer, my spirit opens to you.
As I lift my eyes to our Creator, I lift you up,
and give you back to the One who loves you whole.
During yoga, my hips open for you.
With each graceful pose, I stretch more and more deeply,
willing my body to prepare the way for you.
On my walks, my life opens to you.
Watching the waves roll onto the sand, I envision
building sand castles and dreams and realities with you.
With your father, my heart opens to you.
As our love blossoms and deepens, we create
an abundant space to shower you with our love.
And in the night, my dreams open to you.
For the beautiful boy I hold, I hope
for freedom, for joy, for love, and for an open soul to the world.