My heart filled with boundless joys and qualms,
When I first cradled you in my arms,
The cherubic face, fingers and tiny toes,
I had yearned for long to see those.
All those prayers invoking the heavenly abode,
Finally heard and on me, a blessing they bestowed.
To nurture, care and to love you as a mother
and embark upon a journey together.
But when you stand on the shores to face the world beyond,
with arduous obstacles and wavering mind to respond,
Remember my son, be strong, for you were born from a woman
resilient at the core, undeterred move on, for you have in you
a part of me to summon.