The first hint of laughter
The joyful glint in their eyes
Their first step and fall
The first tear that rolls down their soft new cheek
Will be lost without you
The blood coursing through their veins
The inhale and exhale of life that flows
with every breath that they take
It is lost without you
Their first cry for help
The same kind you had when you first found out
This thing, this FIRST thing
Growing inside of you
What do you do?
Keep or take away?
Love It or hate it?
All of it is lost without you
All of the firsts you had
You have a chance to experience again
With a child you helped make
Are you just going to give up?
Send it away or "forget" completely
That is not your decision
You are not the child's sole creator
You do not get to pick and choose
Do not play as the deciding God
You made a decision
Now live with the consequences
Love and care for the result of your actions
For they are lost without you