Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One Year

Tears of joy filled my eyes,
The day I learned of your life.
Your tiny form within me hidden,
Bringing peace to my heart of strife.

Wonder, beauty, and hope,
Your life still a mystery as you grew.
You crowded out my pain of loss,
As God mended and made my heart new.

For nine months God knit you,
And formed your every part.
While you were fearfully and wonderfully made,
You found the forever spot in my heart.

And then you came - What a happy day!
My anticipation fulfilled with your birth.
So wrinkled and small - perfection.
Ecstasy. Exhaustion. Fascination. Mirth.

A year has passed in the blink of an eye.
The endless night and tired day
Silently gave way to smiles, cuddles,
Rolling, crawling, and now walking away.

Out of my arms toward a life of your own,
Amazement laced with sorrow - bittersweet.
Yet I acknowledge that God has a plan,
And pray that in Him you'll one day be complete.

My heart is yours forever,
Whatever you do, wherever you go.
You are a blessing and my reward.
Dearest Andrew, I love you so!


Joanna said...

Ahhhhh! So sweet. Happy birthday Andrew. He is so cute!

Marie said...

Happy birthday Andrew! I love that picture of him in the car seat :) So cute! He is such a handsome boy!

Lawanda said...

*sniff sniff*

That was so sweeeeet!!!!

Catherine R. said...

Awww. Happy B day Andrew! Look at how dark his hair was when he was born : )

Joanna said...

He certainly was yellow early on, wasn't he. And I just love that photo of him on his hands and knees, the sixth one. That's the cutest picture. He's got the most perfect baby look on his face.