Tuesday, October 21, 2008

THE ANTICIPATION AND BIRTH OF A NEW LIFE

I have written the following poems for a baby shower, the much anticipated birth of a child and the christening to follow. Here are three that follow that progression and by sharing them with you I get a chance to relive the actual events.

Jackson…Lucky Boy!
By Patty Lynn

Dearest Jackson, lucky boy, the day is coming soon
When you will hear your parents sing a very happy tune.
For you’re anticipated and loved already, too.
Your mom and dad can hardly wait to get a look at you.

They’ll marvel how you came to be,
In love you were conceived,
The kind of miracle your folks
From heaven have received.

You’ll learn so very many things,
To eat, to crawl, to walk,
And then, the most amazing yet,
You’re going to learn to talk!

So let me send you just a tip.
From who?…a little bird,
Please try to say mama AND dad
When choosing your first words.


For Emma

The Addition
By Patty Lynn

It starts with a cry
A new life comes to be
A branch has been added
To your fam’ly tree.

So darling, so pink,
Perfect fingers and toes
Two lives making one…
So the miracle goes!

You must savor each day,
And cherish each minute.
Time moves so fast,
Put everything in it.

Rejoice in her birth,
Grace her cheek with a kiss,
For nothing compares
To a moment like this!

A sweet baby girl
Changes Couple to Three,
Her presence has blest you…
You’re now, FAMILY!

Your Christening Day
By Patty Lynn

On this your precious Christening Day, we gather here in love,
As Water and the Word combine, as God from up above…
Makes you His Child, takes your soft hand, looks down on your sweet face,
And offers you the blessing of His everlasting Grace.

So, Lily Dear, we share this day, such joy within our hearts,
And thank Him for His love divine, so glad we are a part…
Of all that’s meant by Christening, bestowing Christ—on you.
This priceless gift He’s granted here, will last your whole life through.

So as we watch you learn and grow, discovering so much,
We all will be reminding you of God’s protecting touch.
Surrounded by His love and ours, you cannot help by flourish,
For love alone can feed your heart,
But God your soul will nourish.

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