Dearest Gaia Miette,
The role of Mother was never part of my overall life plan,
but you, my sweet crumb, had a different blueprint in mind.
You entered my world and turned it upside down,
proving that life is full of unexpected and beautiful surprises.
I graduated from a top university, read thousands of books, practiced yoga with great teachers,
but you, and your wee self, have taught me more about life than any of the above.
You have shown me the importance of patience, the wonderment of simple things,
the liberation from selfishness, and the significance of living in the moment.
Oddly, I cannot imagine life without you,
And trust me, there was definitely a past filled with lots of extraordinary living.
However, your entrance into my world has only caused me to look forward,
ahead to all the great things you will do, be and give.
The moments we will share together for the rest of our lives,
the numerous times I hope we walk hand-in-hand through it all, the good, the bad, and the spectacular.
My heart is forever changed and filled with an adoration words cannot describe,
and I thank you for diverting my path and adding one of the greatest roles of my life to our story.
[Mama & Gaia ~ El Retiro, Madrid, Spain]