Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My Day Old Child

Day Old Child

My day old child lay in my arms,
With my lips against her ear.
I whispered strongly, "How I wish--
I wish that you could hear,

"I've a hundred wonderful things to say,
(a tiny cough and a nod),
hurry, hurry, hurry and grow
So I can tell you about God."

My day-old baby's mouth was still
And my words only tickled her ear,
But a kind of light passed through her eyes,
And I saw this thought appear:

"How I wish I had a voice and words,
I've a hundred things to say.
Before I forget, I'd tell you of God --
I left Him yesterday."
--Carol Lynn Pearson

I'm a little slow on posting this since Avery is now 4 days old, not one, but I wanted to still share this wonderful poem that I memorized once upon a time as a very little girl. It has always meant a lot to me. I love you, sweet Avery!


Ben and Jeanne said...

Becky, what a beautiful poem. Almost as beautiful as the baby. She is just precious. I sure wish I could be there to hold her. I hope you recovery is going well.

Alan and Jeni said...

That is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. And that picture of Avery is just adorable.

Tiff and Dan said...

I totally memorized this poem when my little brother was born. I love it!

sharpest family said...

She is absolutely darling! We're so happy for you! It looks like you're following in our footsteps. You better watch out, you might end up with 4 girls in a row like us!! :) Thanks for sharing your precious baby with us!
Good luck with everything.
Bonnie Sharp

Alyssa said...

Perfect! I just read Carol Lynn Pearson's book (same title) just the other day.

I love Carol Lynn Pearson.

She's my fav.

And I love the pics of Avery.

Hope you are well--
Many Hugs

Candida Marie said...

hey, saw your link from the fellows blog. my husband joe was a BB20 with joseph. congrats on a new little one. we had our first in January and already seeing a brand new one makes me baby hungry!

Melissa and Kevin said...

Congratulations Becky! I saw on Gmail that your status was changed so I rushed on over to check out your blog. What an adorable little baby- so so cute! I love the name and AJ will be a cute little nickname. I hope she keeps being a good sleeper for you.

The Howard Family said...

How wonderful! Avery seems very sweet and very cute! I looove the name! Good luck with number two. Love ya so much~lori

The Howard Family said...

Yes, I am going to the reunion albeit solo, Ryan has to work, work, work, but you should totally come!! Just e-mail Kevin and tell him your coming! Let me know and I'll give you his e-mail

SarahDB said...

Oh Congratulations Becky! July is a great month for birthday girls. :) (Mine is July 3rd HA!) Your family is so precious. Congrats again!

summer said...

A big congratulations to your family! She is darling and I hope that her easy going eating and sleeping will continue! I love that poem as well, I had someone give it to me with my first, and I have loved to hear it ever since.

Jeff and Alison said...

Avery is soooo cute!!! What a doll! I'll bet that Sophie is loving being a big sister :)