Saturday, July 07, 2007

"Dear Sweet Daughter" poem.

I Thought I would share one of my favorite adoption poems with my fellow waiting families. It is one that I found over 2 years ago but still holds true today. Even though the wait is still getting longer, even though each day that passes with out a referral bring us some sorrow, it also bring us JOY knowing that we are one day closer to Norah. Hope this poem bring you joy, like it dues for me.

Dear Sweet Daughter

As a girl I had a common dream, to be a mom someday.

My baby would have eyes of blue, and hair the hue of hay.

But now my dreams have been transformed.

New visions fill my head.

Now the tresses that I long to stroke are raven black instead.
And in my dreams those eyes are not so big or blue or round.

Now in my dreams they’re almond shaped and coloured cocoa brown.

And in my dreams my arms can stretch across enormous seas.

They reach half way around the world and hold you close to me.

As you grow in your mother’s womb, carefully knit together, You’re also growing in my heart, where you will stay forever.

And in my dreams the moment that your mother says good bye, I’ll be right there to comfort you and hold you as you cry.

Our features may not look alike; we’re different as can be.

But still I know the Father has created you for me.

And though I’ve not yet seen your face, or held your tiny hands, And though we’re half a world apart in very different lands, I’ll be right there to get you just as soon as God allows.

But till He says the time is right I give to you this vow.

I’ll pray for your protection every night on bended knee.

For God will hold you in his arms until you’re here with me.

~ Gayle Leubecker ~

1 comment:

Lisa and Shane said...

Glen - I have never read this before so thanks for sharing. I have tears rolling down my cheeks as I type. Beautiful. A prayer for God's speed for all China's orphaned children tonight - that they find their forever families soon. Lisa