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You know the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, this has to qualify as one of those types a images. It is one of my FAVORITE pictures of me and my daughter one day old daughter at the time. That is why when I came across this amazing poem written by Carol Lynn Pearson I had to use it. It was originally written for a boy. Titled “My day old child” it reads:

My day old child in my arms
with my lips 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 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 of God,
I left Him yesterday."


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