I am ready to have a daughter. When I looked at a positive pregnancy test a few months after my 20th birthday I knew I needed the child to be a boy. I wasn't ready to have a girl. I knew I wasn't ready to raise a girl. I'm ready now, I understand my myself and the world in a way that I didn't then.  

Sonlight helps to illuminate the night. "Helps" because it's not the only way. A girl can be her own sun or a flame. I'm sure I can model that for my daughter.