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The special request: Cheryl, of Northern California, writes that she just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, seven pound two ounce baby girl during the first week of December. Kristen Marie has her father's dark coloring, Cheryl says, but she isn't likely to get anything else from him. A single Mom, Cheryl would like a special poem, something she can give to her daughter when Kristen is old enough to appreciate it. Something to tell her what a wonderful, joyous moment her birth brought into her mother's life.

I would like to dedicate this poem to Cheryl and her "new light".

New Light

Before,
it is difficult to imagine life with a new addition.
Dreaming of the coming years in awe.
Being Almost skeptical
At the thought of the amazing feat about to be performed,
The sheer idea of bringing life into this world.

When it's time,
emotions run high.
Fear, Love, Hate,
Happiness, Pleasure, Pain
They are among the many.
Confusion runs rampant in the world around you.
Questions from within
Are coming too quickly for any one to be asked.

When the moment finally comes,
awe fills the room at the new light among us.
All pain, confusion, and emotion is replaced with
splendid unconditional love.
Holding joy in your arms,
Your heart bursts with adoration.
Nothing can be said,
Nothing can be heard,
All are speechless at the radiant new life among us.

After,
Life envelopes the newborn,
And the idea that the newborn
at one time
Was not a part of life
becomes fiction.
The thought of life before can bring tears.
The thought of not having the light
Can bring sadness.

Every day, when I look at you...
Every day, when I see how much you've grown...
Every day, when I feel proud to have you as a daughter...
Once again I am speechless,
Once again my heart bursts with adoration,
And once again all pain, confusion, and emotion is replaced
With splendid
Unconditional
Love.
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VeLora
This poem touch me in was that I haven't felt in a long time. I was once an single mom but I've been marriend an year and 5 months. We've just had a baby boy on 12*22*05 and the bond with my family has gottten stronger by each moment.

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