I did an internet search for something which approximated my feelings and found the following quote:
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face
- George Eliot, English novelist
Well, that is the way that I hope my sons feel about me in the future, secure and confident in their parents' love. Hopefully they will never have to question the way their parents feel about them - that unconditional, constant and unwavering support.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Despite just a couple of week's experience, Mum you have made me more confident in my ability to love my sons and to look after them by giving me a strong and positive role model. You were indefatigable and tireless in your efforts for us and we so appreciate it.
I am hoping that we can see you again very soon and that distance will not always be such an obstacle.
With lots of love and gratitude,