I haven’t heard any news of the arrival yet, but my sister was induced a few hours ago! I’m so excited! I wrote this poem for her at this special time and I thought I would share it with you!
For Dodi, at the birth of Baby K
My sister, dear sister,
Iâ€™m thrilled, overjoyed
at the journey thatâ€™s starting for you.
At the memories to come,
all the things to be done,
and the start of so many things new.
Iâ€™m glad that weâ€™ve stepped
out of spaces so rough
where we struggled to be side by side
Thanks for patience and grace,
Iâ€™m so glad to say
now in His blood and ours we are tied.
And in this sweet space
before, in between
at the bridge of three out of two
Thereâ€™s a moment to look
at how far life has come,
at the glorious journey of you.
There are things that perhaps
you may soon forget:
flying solo, or being just two
How it felt to do just
what you wanted each day
or to spend time alone in the loo.
In exchange for the joys of
organized tupperware drawers
and much time to decide what to wear
I canâ€™t wait to rejoice
at first smiles and first laughs
and a (finally) first cut of hair.
I canâ€™t wait to sing praise
for the goodness of God
in this blessed little life within you
Coming out to change things
speak and rearrange things,
to become and to be and to do.
To my niece or my nephew,
little one, I must say,
Godâ€™s chosen great parents for you.
May they teach you His ways,
And may all of your days
be filled with His presence and truth.
My sister, dear sister,
I pray nights ahead
will be peaceful, sweet-tempered and good.
May you savour the grace
that you find for those days
when things donâ€™t work as you hoped they would.
I canâ€™t wait to celebrate
triumphs great and small,
like when diapers and braces are done.
The tough and good talks
the steps and the walks,
the days when the Pirates have won!
As the page turns over
and this new life begins,
after this last thought Iâ€™ll be through:
The road that we take
is the journey of a lifetime
and Iâ€™m so glad to share it with you.
Caroline!!!! That was the sweetest!!!
Beautiful poem, CC. I’ve been anxiously checking your blog for news of Bean’s arrival! Can’t wait to hear details!
That was super sweet! Thanks for re-sending the link- I might have missed it. 😉
FANTASTIC! I’ll have to decide what to do with it…. I have a book of prayers for the bean and wanted to get her Aunt Cecil to add one- maybe I’ll put it in there. But feel free to send a prayer specifically for her if you like!
love you- hno!
I definitely want to write a prayer for the Bean! I will send it to her soon! Yay! Hope you and Mom are having fun. I’m so thankful for you sister. Thanks for being gracious and just plain great! Love you! hno!