Yesterday we saw you and for the first time knew you are a girl.
Light and dark, shapes and lines,
bits of you came to the screen.
Gasps, shaking heads, silly grins
and two proud brothers,
who knew the whole time.
New adventure awaits us:
pinks and purples
giggles and squeals
late night talks
early morning feedings.
I am here for you, girl-child.
I am here to shine a light on the path I have taken
leading me to be a woman.
You will have to walk your path,
finding strength, purpose and dignity along the way.
I promise to pour into you all the love I can, to fill you up with hope and faith.
To walk with you in laughter, tears and silence.