I remember when you were born... the unutterable joy I felt at being a mother.
You gave me that: you, my firstborn son and long-desired child.
As I watched you grow and sometimes was not such a good mother...
You smiled at me and tagged along on my adventures.
Then I began to have other children... and the space between us grew.
Now you have drifted so far from me that I barely know you.
Yet I love you so deeply that it rends my soul to part from you.
And while you may no longer have much to say to me, there is so very much I would like to say to you.