This morning, as restless birds announced the first traces of dawn,
My newborn daughter also stirred, yearning for the comfort of warm arms.
I laid her on my chest, embraced her as I drifted in and out of sleep.
And behind my eyelids, her brother appeared,
His arms outstretched to hug me, his hair golden and glowing,
His smile illuminating him: pure love, pure light.
He sat in my lap,
Wrapped his whole little body around me,
Told me he loved me.
And the boy-shaped hole in my heart felt, for just a moment, almost full again.
I awoke to find myself hugging his sister, tears streaking my face,
Overcome with love for my children,
My dream boy, my dreamy girl.
Photos courtesy of In Her Image Photography.