I still remember that night,it was half past nine,
When I was walking down the hospital corridor,holding your two year old hand in mine.
Suddenly a kick within me reminded,
That our time alone was limited.
And I thought,will I be able to love another child like you,
I gave you a bittersweet smile,and you smiled at me too.
Oblivious of the fact,that a little baby was on the way,
The magical relationship of just you and me,had its last day.
Then that hour came,and your little sister was born,
I perceived how emotionally,you were torn.
I sensed the pain you were going through,at having to share me with her,
I even heard you saying, ‘Please love me only-no other’.
And I realized I couldn’t,because I could never again,
You were somehow coping up, by enduring the pain.
You cried,you pleaded and with you I cried,
Even if I told you, ‘I love you only’,I would have actually lied.
Getting attached to the baby,I was feeling guilty,
I knew I was betraying you and looking at you I felt pity.
That little baby had become an intruder on the special relationship we once shared,
A relationship we could never have again,even if I dared.
But then something strange happened,I noticed a change in your reaction,
Your indignation changed from curiosity,to protectiveness to genuine affection.
I observed how you started playing with her, and enjoyed her antics,
To make her burst into peals of laughter,you tried different tactics.
Finally,a day came when we settled into a new routine,
The memories of just the two of us was fading fast,and new ones were pristine.
Now there are new moments- the difference is ,we are three,
It’s endearing to see how you look at her,love her, and touch her with glee.
I enjoy watching how she adores you and the way you both complement,
I see how excited you are, by each of her accomplishment.
And I heave a sigh of relief, only to realize,I haven’t taken something from you,
I’ve rather gifted you with a lifelong friend,to support you in whatever you do.
I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you,
My love for each of you is equally strong,but as different as both of you.
Although I realize that you have to share my time,but never my love,
You both are a blessing to me from the heaven above.
There’s enough love supply for both of you,
You both are equally precious to me,and I LOVE,YOU TWO!