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.

Millicent
August 4, 2010
9lbs 5oz, 22 inches

Étude Réaliste
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

7 comments:

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

What a lovely poem. It reminds me of something I want to post for you, but I will have to hunt it down. after the stirring! :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

She is beautiful. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes over this post! You are blessed.

I just love her name, too.

I can't WAIT to be a grandma.

Welcome, Millicent!

Leeann said...

Thrilled for all of you.

She's both blessed and a blessing!

Tiffany said...

Grandma!!!???!! That is SO wonderful!!! And she is a beauty. Love her name. I hope you live nearby to her so you can have her alot!

Karen MEG said...

She is simply gorgeous, Gina! Congratulations!

dkuroiwa said...

That poem....was just THE perfect thing to post! so beautiful...as is Sweet Millicent. (i, too, love that name!)
Congratulations to you, G'ma Gee, I see a beautiful relationship starting.....

JCK said...

Oh....love the name. My Aunt is Melicent. And, that bow is just TOO much. So cute.