this is you, only a few minutes old, so pink and alive. this is you just minutes before your Maman put you in my arms for the first time. minutes before i marveled at your tiny nose, a perfect miniature of my own, and sang “You Are My Sunshine” to you the way i did when you were still safe in my belly. your sweet cheeks and hands were just like mine too, and your beauty and absolute perfection stole my breath and heart. for a day you were mine. for a day you were ours. the best day of my life can be summed up in one word: you. my little sun, my little son. you are gone now and yet somehow still here…always here. no longer in my arms, but a permanent tattoo on my heart. i miss you, my little sun…. oh how i miss you.