A Baby to Love
by Paula Richards


You ask if I’m your real mama.
I want you to know you have two.
One grew you inside her belly
and one who will take care of you.
You needed a mama to hold you.
I wanted a baby to love.
We called out so loud for each other
that God heard our cries from above.
He brought us both together
from places far apart.
You see, you didn’t grow in my belly,
instead you grew in my heart.
You’re everything I ever dreamed of.
You are my wish come true.
I can see the love and kindness
shining from inside of you.
I am so very happy.
That’s how you make me feel.
I will love you forever.
That’s how you know I am real.
Copyright 2008, Paula J. Richards