A Child’s Birth


All the pain

and grueling struggle,

to bring you here

was worth the trouble.


When your head appeared,

we were both intrigued,

and as you slipped forth

I’ve never felt so relieved!


We counted your fingers,

and tugged at your toes,

we felt your smooth skin,

then we touched your pink nose!


I wanted to cry

but my throat felt so tight,

I had longed for the day

we could kiss you good-night!


Happy Birthday Sarah Anne




You make me smile

you make me cry

and I can tell

you’re kind of shy –

with waving arms

unruly hair

the animated style

you unknowingly share –

and even now

you can’t say

you won’t leave

or go away.