Kelly Clarkson Wrote a Song for Hoda Kotb’s New Book, Inspired by Daughter Haley: Inside a Sweet Story

Hoda Kotb only published her initial children’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, and a pretension has a really special definition for a Today co-host.

“As we was watchful and anticipating and wishing for Haley, when we started to trust that maybe we could be a mom too, maybe we didn’t skip my window, maybe there’s still wish here … It was that kind of revival,” Kotb tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue.

“I was scribbling in my biography and watchful to see if it would come to pass and we could feel that child. we felt like they were sleeping underneath a same moon and stars,” she continues.

“Somewhere out there this child is there for me and that phrase, ‘I’ve desired we given forever,’ was something that we had created down since that’s what it felt like.”

After a conflict with breast cancer a decade ago left her incompetent to have a child, Kotb adopted daughter Haley Joy, innate Feb. 14, 2017.

“Sometimes we can adore someone before you’ve met them,” a new mom says. “You only know. we feel like this book, that’s kind of where it started.”

Once Kotb wrote her book, she asked pal Kelly Clarkson to spin her difference into music. “My heart exploded,” Kotb says after conference a strain for a initial time. (The strain will premiere on Today Thursday).

“Kelly is an unimaginable tellurian being. She altered my life. This strain is now partial of a family history. It’s extraordinary that she did that for Haley and for me and for anyone that listens to it and feels like a strain is about them.”

Kotb’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Foreveris accessible Tuesday.

For some-more on Hoda Kotb and Kelly Clarkson, collect adult a latest emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.