Luz – by Angie Washington

* This post was actually written by a blogger friend.  It was so touching to me, and I wanted to not only have it on my blog so that I could always remember it, and look back to it, but share it with some of my friends and family who may not have seen it on her blog… http://angiewashington.com/ *

 

“Luz

Dar luz’ is how to say ‘to give birth’ in Spanish. Only ‘luz’ (pronounced: loose) is not a literal translation of the word ‘birth’. Literally translated the word ‘luz’ is ‘light’. So in the Latin mind a woman is honored to ‘give light’ to the child who comes from her womb into the world.

Luz

We give light to our children when they are pushed out to fill their lungs with the first breath of air.

We give light to our children when they awake from sleep startled and hungry.

We give light to our children when they need their dark fears dispersed by a soothing voice.

We give light to our children when they hear us tell them the answers to the insatiable whys.

We give light to our children when they hold our hands and traverse difficult paths.

We give light to our children when we let those hands go and tell them we believe in them.

We give light to our children when they hear us pray.

We give light to our children when they see us smile.

We give light to our children when they know we are cheering them on.

We give light to our children when we seek their forgiveness.

We give light to our children when we release them like a well aimed arrow to pierce the darkness of this world with the light that is now shining brightly in them.

Let us continue on strong, oh mothers. We are the light givers.”

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