However, once in a while I want to capture how is it to be a mom. My poem "New" is one such example. It's my attempt to try to put into words what it feels like that first moment after your daughter is born and she is put into your arms. That first moment when you realize that here is the love of your life - the best thing that will ever happen to you. And that moment when you realize nothing will ever be the same again, that your life has changed in an amazingly profound way.
"New" was published today at Mothers Always Write. I'm grateful that they chose to include it in their September issue, and I hope you enjoy reading it.