Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Moments - The Gift

Written for my baby girl on her first birthday!


Copyright © 2009 by Mindika Nordfelt Thiebaud

My baby girl
I would stop time if I could
Just for a moment

To breathe you in
To recognize every detail
To lock away this perfection

I would package it safely
Store it on a high shelf
Safe from every element

For I know…because I have been there…

You will come to me one day
Behind salted tears
Broken heart
Lost friend
Hard day
Hard year

You will say…

Why Mom?
Why can’t I have this?
Why can’t I be like that?
Why did this happen?
What is wrong with me?

That’s when I would pull it down
Open it up
And show you...

You at 1 year

And you would see…

What God sees
What I see

And you would know that everything will be ok

That would be my gift.


carrie said...

Mindi, that was beautiful. (thanks for making me cry)

Carol said...

What a beautiful poem! It really touched my heart! I hope you don't mind if I share it on my blog tomorrow? I'll link back to you.

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