Welcome home, little one.

You are safe and sound,
surrounded by a circle of family and friends
who have come to greet you
with smiles and tears,
relieved that your mom and dad’s
long journey to you is complete.

Your proud mama,
whom I’ve known

since we were tots ourselves,
has a new look about her –
one of confidence and clarity,
like she’s discovered a missing piece
to the puzzle,
the one that makes her heart feel full.

She will hold tight to you
for the rest of her days,
just as her own proud mama,
a wonder woman

who gets to be your grandma,
held her long and close
in the middle of baggage claim.

You have all come home

and it’s right where you belong.