To feel a life growing inside me.
To bear a child to carry on my legacy.
To hold that child close to me as I sing a lullaby.
To hear the soft cries of a baby in my home.
To be the one to silence there tears.
To hold there hands as she takes there first step.
To not be pitied.
To not dread Mothers' Day.
My arms to not ache when I hold someone else's baby.
People to not assume that this is a choice.
People to stop asking me "What are you waiting for?"
To not cry when I hear that question, yet again.
Most of all, I really want...
To hear a child call me mommy.