I was nervous before your arrival.
The frustrations and fears I was carrying as I carried you–
could that tension pass onto you?
You didn’t give me time to think–
sudden pain, a few pushes, and then
Your sweet cry, little fingers and toes,
I loved you before I knew you.
With each month that passed, reassurance came.
While craziness circled around us,
you exuded peace and calmed my soul.
Each night we rock, each night I feel your little hand on my side.
You have grown, filling my lap and my heart.
As I count my blessings, I remember your smile,
a smile that has filled my chest with warmth and peace
when I have felt undeserving.
You, who I didn’t know,
completed the picture.
Each day I drink of the joy on your face,
and I find the desire to begin again,
the desire to face the day anew, washed clean of yesterday,
determined to hug a little more and frown a little less.
The lessons from a baby well-received
as you trust me, relax in my presence, giving
your Smile, God’s grace to His daughter,
a mother, humbled by His wonderful gift.
Happy Birthday to my sweet Chloe. You are my treasure!
6 thoughts on “A Poem to My Daughter”
Oh so sweet and precious. 🙂
My dearest Jenjen,
How beautiful and precious the words that flow from your heart. You have a talent from God. And, Chloe is the sweetest baby; the epitome of joy.
Of course, Caleb and Hannah are precious, too, and I'd love to read your poems to them for their next birthdays. I love you and hope your day is filled with many little blessings . xxx000, Mom
Thanks, Mom, my biggest fan! 😉 Yes, I guess I need to write some more poems for the other two–I actually started to write another post, and then the poem just took shape!
What a great gift to Chole. Happy birthday sweet girl!!!
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