Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Loveliness of Babies

Our Three Blessings
By Blair

On a sunny day in springtime
Here I ran to tell your daddy
Now a new life I was holding
God in all his goodness blessing
Then for many months we waited.

On a New Year’s Day in winter
Started many grueling hours
As you slowly came to meet us
We would name you Mary Clare.

Mary, like the Blessed Virgin
You will lead us to the Savior
Your sweet face will bring us laughter
Rosy cheeks so round and lovely
Little smile to melt all sadness
Like St. Clare you shine so brightly
Now our baby holds our heart.

On another day in winter
Now our toddler, she is growing
And we find there is another
But before we knew He made her
She was gone before we knew.

Now to dwell with saints and angels
Little Agnes God has chosen
Little lamb who lives with Jesus
The Good Shepherd holds you closely
You pray hard for us we know.

On a crispy day in Autumn
These new kicks I feel inside me
Doctor says you’re growing nicely
A third daughter now she tells us
And we grin to think of sisters
For a lifetime you’ll be friends.

On a lovely day in springtime
Here we meet our newest daughter
Sweet Elizabeth Ann Marie
Now her sister looks on proudly
And another smiles from heaven
God is good; our hearts are full.

Golden hair so soft and yellow
Light blue eyes as clear as blue skies
And your lips, a kiss from angels
Sister love and children playing
Adds a new joy to our family
A new wonder every day.

As God-willing we keep growing
Each new life His goodness showing
How our God comes down to meet us
In His Son and in our children
New life always helps us see
Just how the loveliness of babies
Is a sign from Him to me.

(professional photos by Jen at Jen Culotta Photography)


Lillian said...

What gorgeous pictures and children!! Your poem was so moving too. You really have a talent for poetry Blair!

Anonymous said...

Your children are beautiful!

Melissa said...

Blair, this was so beautiful. Your girls will treasure it when they're older. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful poem and pictures.

Mb said...

Lovely poem and gorgeous girls!! Thank you for blessing us all with this post. God bless!

Stephanie said...

That was so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Of course! I can say ~ as Aunt Jill... these must be two of the most beautifil girls in the world...:) along with their wonderful and loving parents ~ they are blessed....

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