peering out from beneath her soft, warm blanket,
a precious new life has entered the world.
a new sweet heart has captured yours but in an oh so different
as you tenderly hold her for that very first time,
you cry as you smell her, touch her and look into those beautiful
only now do you begin to fathom the depth of your endless emotions for Ari.
you feel her innocence, her vulnerability which you would protect for life with yours.
the magical bond continues between you, a new chapter in this
neverending novel has begun.
both mentally wide eyed, continually watching and learning from the other.
within your entire being, you now possess an unconditional love,
an unknown love born only nine monthes earlier,
sealed during one of life's most amazing phenomena.
she feels your familiarness and your overwhelming love.
your body's warmth and security soothes her;
quickly she nestles calmly into your arms.
she is tired after her long and arduous journey.
the lullabies softly call the most precious of lambkins.
reluctantly your arms release her.
you feel an emptiness you have never known.
you gently tuck her into her temporary home,
as she begins to drift into a deep newborn sleep.
with new mother and daughter now resting,
you turn to go.
but first with heart brimming with this new found love,
you smile at your sister and at all of the unopened wonders that lie at the feet of both of your families.
`T. Imaan Tretchicovmanicova