Claire checked the note again. Number four from bottom on right. Long hair. Her name is Chantay.
Holding back tears, Claire smiled. The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA. The baby had a lusty but tender cry.
Claire remembered making a note on the back of the legal papers, “Please name the baby Chantay. It means singer. May her life be a song to you.”
A smile marked Claire’s pleasure as she slipped into the auditorium and watched as Chantay’s choir group won the State Vocal Championship.
PHOTO PROMPT © Ulrika Undén