The interactions between partners, children, and families are moments filled with light. Light evokes feelings of warmth, of life, and of goodness. For me, light is a state of mind as much as it is a spectrum of color and many of my favorite memories evoke a sense of lightness. One memory comes from time I spent in Brazil where I learned that the phrase for giving birth in Portuguese is "Dar à luz." The Spanish language has a similar phrase "Dar a luz" and in Italian it is "Dare alla luce." In all three languages the phrase literally means "to give to light." Since then I have loved the imagery of a mother giving her child to light. As a doula, childbirth educator and parent, I am grateful for each "gift of light" moment and hope that I might be able share some of those moments with you.