Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Hallie!

Well, Hallie and I are still really sick, so no pictures. But here is a little poem I wrote last week, when I was trying to fall asleep one night.

Disclaimer: I realize I am not a poet. So, any criticisms you might have I have certainly already said to myself. So don't worry about that. But this is for my baby.

I saw you
through the haze of pain
you were so fresh, so pink, so new.

I held you to me
rejoicing in your infant softness

and I knew
that you were worth
every drop
of blood and sweat
that I had given
and will give

you have
one
perfect nose
perfect mouth
perfect tummy

two
perfect eyes
perfect ears
perfect arms
perfect legs

and the cutest little hands and feet

and I know
that you are worth
every moment of sleep
that I have lost
and will lose.

I see you
through the glitter of joy
you are so fresh, so pink, so new

I hold you to me
rejoicing in your baby sweetness.

Blow out your big candle
Mommy loves you, little girl.

2 comments:

  1. awww your poem made me cry. I like it lots. And I meant to call yesterday to wish her a happy birthday, but I forgot to call. Remembered the birthday though. Sigh. Is she still really sick? I'm sick now. :( Bleah.

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  2. Hi Amy! I love your poem. She will treasure that gift for her first birthday when she gets older. You are an awesome mommy!!!!!

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