I lowered your feet in and like they always do, your eyes widened at the‪ magic‬ of ‪‎water‬. You noticed the floating herbs and pawed at them.

You breastfed while your legs kicked and floated in the water. I held you and thanked you for joining us in this world.

I thanked you for being you.

I thanked you for this depth of love and for helping me understand that love is a state of being.

As you finished feeding, I thanked my body for all the work, the giving and the transformation. At that point you laid your head on my belly and closed your eyes for a moment of pause - as if you were thanking it too. I'm so honoured to be the one you chose to nourish you.