When I brought you home, you chose not to fuss,
but lay quiet in your cradle and sleep.
And when you awoke, with two toddlers staring,
Still, you made not a peep.
Your big blue eyes looking…yearning for mama,
not wanting to cause any trouble,
You started to whimper, so softly at first
I wasn’t aware of your struggle.
As finally I heard you and went to your aid,
I smiled when I saw your sweet face,
for there you were lying, squirming, and trying,
simply wanting your mother’s embrace.
As I lifted you, dear one, up to my shoulder,
and breathed in your baby perfume,
my love for you, tiny peace-maker
suddenly filled up the whole nursery room.
Happy 16th Birthday Sweet Shay Nicole!
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.