Mother’s Day Poem: ‘My World Is Now Complete’ – By Anupama Dalmia

13 May 2017

My World Is Now Complete

“My World Is Now Complete” By Anupama Dalmia

My world before you came seemed complete,

Life was one big party and bliss;

But when you entered my life my princess,

I realized that there was something amiss.


I still remember that transformative moment,

When the news that you will arrive filled us with zest and elan;

Coincidentally that day was Mother’s Day,

When my beautiful journey of motherhood began.


Our hearts fluttered when we saw you for the first time,

You were like a tiny grain on the ultrasound screen;

I fell in love with you that very moment,

And to hold you in my arms I was very keen.


I always knew motherhood was not easy,

But pregnancy had already begun throwing the small challenges at me;

From nausea to fatigue to losing my appetite,

It had started to take a toll on me.


But it was strange how these symptoms never bogged me down,

Because their presence allayed my anxiety of whether you are fine within;

I then understood what selfless love is,

And was looking forward to the joyful ride with you to begin.


Thereon the days passed smoothly and at a gallop,

And preparing for your arrival itself was so exhilarating;

With every kick, punch and pop our connection just got deeper,

Indubitably a special relationship was in the making.


Seeing you grow through every scan felt nothing less than nature’s miracle,

Hearing your heartbeat made my heart beat;

Finally the big day had come about ending our countdown,

With a sea of emotions engulfing me, I was ready for the big feat.


At last came the glorious moment when you were in my arms,

The sentiment I felt at that instant is inexplicable;

It felt like God has gifted me with an extension of me,

And I could feel what I had always heard of, a love that was unconditional.


It was time to face the bigger challenges,

Coping with the many emotional and physical changes, the sleepless nights and the exhaustion;

But your innocence and purity made it all so worth it,

And I would not have it any other way even if there was an option.


With you every day is a new experience and learning, sprinkled with love and care,

And the first glance, smile, roll and every other first is a cherished treat;

I want to grow with you and live life all over again,

Yes with your presence Renee, my world is now complete.


-By Anupama Dalmia