THE FIRST BABY As tiny hand
wraps my finger,
I marvel that this flesh,
with feel like
warm silk,
came from her . . .
and me.
But eye-light speaks
the greater miracle.
You are you!
from unseen realm
to bond with our creation,
you bless her life . . .
and mine.
          Steve Dunn Hanson


Judy Lara Hanson, Jacob Hanson 2009