Grammy winning R&B singer Alicia Keys has penned an emotional letter reflecting on motherhood just a few weeks after giving birth to her newborn son.
In a letter posted on her website, Keys details the aspects and imagery of motherhood.
“Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before. Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue. I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things. I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…”
Keys also describes the physical features of her newborn son’s face.
“And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary! Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance? I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable! Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility. I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now! And I can’t believe he’s mine! Oooh! I feel a song coming on…”
Days after giving birth, DancehallHipHop told you that Keys and her husband/producer, Swizz Beatz, were spotted in New York City with baby Egypt.