Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiny Blessings

I am fortunate and blessed to introduce my granddaughter.
We welcome her to this imperfect world with joy and a promise.
A promise to love her.
To cherish her unique perfection.
To be a foundation on which she can stand
as she reaches for her dreams.

August 4, 2010
9lbs 5oz, 22 inches

√Čtude R√©aliste
by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A baby's eyes, ere speech begin,
Ere lips learn words or sighs,
Bless all things bright enough to win
A baby's eyes.

Love, while the sweet thing laughs and lies,
And sleep flows out and in,
Sees perfect in them Paradise.

Their glance might cast out pain and sin,
Their speech make dumb the wise,
By mute glad godhead felt within
A baby's eyes