Monday, October 25, 2010

This Gift

This gift given to me
Seven years ago...

Not given swaddled in pink
and laid close by my side.
Instead placed in a see-through box
helping to breathe breaths of life.

A single touch lasting only seconds
not to be seen for several hours.
Seven days later,
finally in my arms to hold.

This gift given to me
so undeservedly...

Did God really know what He was doing
Giving me this treasure for which to care?

Thankful. Blessed.
These words do not even begin to express
what I feel, what I know, what I have.

Tough times, yes
Challenges, of course.
But still joy
And much love.

Seven years ago
This gift, given to me...

My heart, my soul
forever changed.

Happy 7th Birthday Faith. You are loved!


  1. Happy Birthday Faith....I remember that day like it was yesterday when David and Jean came down to tell me. She surely is a gift from God.

    Susan Finlay
    Mississauga, ON

  2. Just happened upon your blog through "The Mom Blogs". I live in North Dakota as well (West Fargo). Your daughter is beautiful--happy 7th Birthday to her! I enjoyed stopping by & reading. :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your special girl!!

  4. Such a beautiful poem

  5. What a sweet poem. My son, Noah, also has an Oct 25th bday. :)

  6. Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes! Faith really did have a great day!