Here is something sweet for those of you who
have just had a child. It was written by Carol
Lynn Pearson. My mother gave it to me when my
daughter was born. That has been 31 years ago!
My Day Old Child
My day old child lay in my arms
With my lips pressed against her ear,
I whispered strongly, "How I wish---
I wish that you could hear;
I've a hundred wonderful things to say
(A tiny cough and a nod)
Hurry, hurry, hurry and grow
So I can tell you about God."
My day old baby's mouth was still
And my words only tickled her ear.
But a kind of light passed through her eyes,
And I saw this thought appear;
"How I wish I had a voice and words;
I've a hundred things to say.
Before I forget, I'd tell you about God---
I left him yesterday."