Wednesday, 25 October 2017

'Baby' by George MacDonald - celebrating our first grandchild


This lovely little girl was added to our family five days ago - our eldest daughter & her husband's first child and our first grandchild. I waited four whole days before I could hold her due to my lingering flu. But it was worth the wait!


Baby

Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.

Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand strok’d it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than any one knows.

Whence that three-corner’d smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into bonds and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.

How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.



Moozle is enjoying being an aunty for the first time:
 



22 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to your entire family! Your granddaughter is very cute.



Aflyonmyhomeschoolwall said...

Oh! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

She's just beautiful!!!!

Ten Arrows said...

Warmest congratulations to you and your lovely family!

Angela said...

Congratulations! How exciting! How wonderful! How lovely...

Wishing you all the very best.

Carol said...

Thanks Brian 🙂

Carol said...

She definitely is!

Carol said...

Thank you!

Carol said...

Hi Angela, we're all thrilled.

Ruthiella said...

Oh adorable! Congratulations to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful congratulations to you and your daughter ...another landmark in life:)

Margaret

Carol said...

Thank you 🙂

Carol said...

Hi Margaret, yes, a major landmark. She is lovely.

Sharon Wilfong said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful adorable baby! Try to share her with others. I know it will be hard! :)

Carol said...

Between my husband and all the first time aunties & uncles I hardly get a look in...

Brona Joy said...

Oh how wonderful! Thanks for sharing such happy news & congrats to all!

Carol said...

Thanks, Brona 🙂

Melissa said...

Congratulations Carol...so beautiful!

Heather said...

Oh my, what wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you! ♥

Carol said...

Thanks Melissa!

Carol said...

Thanks Heather. It's so special to see a new generation begin.

One Acre Follies said...

What a sweet little bundle and perfect poem! Congratulations!!

Carol said...

Thank you! My dd & son-in-law were over with her yesterday & she's just gorgeous (gushing Grandma, but it's true) :)