AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  William Lowenkamp, iGlen Schulz, iDoug Boren, iJudith Mays, iAllen Smith, iAnthony Dalton, iMiller Caldwell, i

  Home > Family > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Debra Shiveley Welch

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 36 Titles
· 47 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Aug, 2007

Debra Shiveley Welch, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Tears of Gallia
by Karl Morgan

Book 4 in the Dave Brewster Series is a tale of one man's insane thirst for revenge. Dave, his friends, and the entire galaxy are put in grave danger to satisfy Fola Unto..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



These Feelings Within My Heart
by Debra Shiveley Welch   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2007

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Debra Shiveley Welch

• Should I Tell My Child He's Adopted?
• Sometimes Life is a Metaphor
• Today You Are Sixteen
• Memories of an old Farmhouse
• Help Make A Dream Come True
• National Adoption Month
• Courage Smells Like a Hospital
           >> View all

Last night, my soon-to-be fourteen-year-old grabbed his favorite afghan,


Last night, my soon-to-be fourteen-year-old son grabbed his favorite afghan, dubbed Raspberry, and crawled onto the couch beside me. Christopher had been sick all day, and like the four-year-old he used to be, he came to Mama for comfort. Head on my shoulder, he began to doze. I could feel the pure animal pleasure of human contact, emanating from his soul: he felt safe, loved, warm. I sat very still, careful not to disturb him, as his breathing grew deeper, slower. I leaned my cheek upon his head and breathed in the delicious aroma of Chris: young skin, freshly shampooed hair - his own special “Chris” scent which I had first drawn into my heart on the day he was placed in my arms. Contentment filled my being, and my soul expanded with awe and gratitude. Here was affection, love, camaraderie; a bond so strong that it could never be broken.Chris shifted a little and I could see the curve of his still childish cheek, the sweep of his eyelashes. I stroked his silky hair and breathed him in again. Soon my son would leave this home to make his way in the world, and these sweet moments would be gone from my life forever. They will be difficult to surrender, but necessary, if he is to have a life so different from my own: a life filled with love, joy and companionship.So much of my life had been spent in loneliness. Indeed, I had come to the conclusion that this life time was to be spent alone. I had finally become reconciled to my fate when this beautiful child came into my life – became my life. I acknowledged to myself that I have placed all of my emotional eggs into one basket, and someday I would return to my aloneness, but I also acknowledged that a love this sweet, this pure, comes but once in a life time.Chris murmured in his sleep and snuggled closer. Again my heart expanded, with the simple joy of holding my child. Contentment, gratitude, and love leapt from within my being, and sped its way to the Universe – to Creator who sent me this special love. I bore witness to that love and held it to me with all of the hunger I’d ever known for just these feelings, these emotions, these transports of pure happiness, and I bore witness to the miracle of that love. These feelings, these emotions, would someday take my son into a home filled with tenderness, gentleness and true partnership. In learning to love his mother, he would learn to love the other women in his life. I cradled this precious moment within my breast, reveled in the feelings of mother and son, and released them to the One who sent me this priceless gift. Perhaps my life will not hold many more blessings such as these, but my son’s life will stand testimony to what I have so freely, so joyfully given: my heart, my hopes, and my dreams - for him. 

Excerpt from  Son of My Soul - The Adoption of Chrisopher

Coming soon to Saga Books www.sagabooks.net

Web Site: Debra Shiveley Welch Official Site



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Popular Family Articles
  1. Back to the Bradshaws
  2. Christmas Cards Helping Haiti
  3. Cats are Smarter than you Know.
  4. JERSEY DEVIL ED ... UPDATE !
  5. Hi Mom.
  6. Grandfather's Ramblings / Comentarios del
  7. Alzyism's Part 5
  8. Liberation or bondage
  9. BAIL-OUT VETS FUND
  10. Alzyisms - Part 6

Paternity and American Law by Rosemarie Skaine

Family form is changing and the law is struggling to keep pace...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

FREE DOWNLOAD The Suffering of Being Kafka by Sam Vaknin

A second volume of short stories and poetry by Sam Vaknin. ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.