Friday, December 5, 2008

Dreaming of a Daughter...

I found this poem quite awhile ago and fell in love with it. It expresses my feelings about our little girl so well. My dreams are so different now than they once were. How is it that I can love someone so much that I have never even seen or met? I do dream about her, just like when I was pregnant with the boys & I dreamed about what they would look like and what kind of personality they would have- I dream about the day when we will be able to hold her and hear her sweet voice and welcome her into our family. For now, we keep praying for her.
As a girl I had a common dream, to be a mom someday.
My baby would have eyes of blue and hair the hue of hay.
But now my dreams have been transformed, new visions fill my head;
Now the tresses that I long to stroke are raven black instead.
And in my dreams those eyes are not so big or blue or round;
Now in my dreams they're almond shaped and colored cocoa brown.
And in my dreams my arms can stretch across enormous seas.
They reach half-way around the world and hold you close to me.
As you grow in your mother's womb, carefully knit together,
you're also growing in my heart, where you will stay forever.
And in my dreams the moment that your mother says good-bye;
I'll be right there to comfort you and hold you as you cry.
Our features may not look alike; we're different as can be;
But still I know the Father has created you for me.
And though I've not yet kissed your face, or held your tiny hands,
and though we're half a world apart in very different lands;
I'll be right there to get you just as soon as God allows.
But 'till He says the time is right I give to you this vow.
I'll pray for your protection every night on bended knee.
For God will hold you in His arms, until you're here with me.
-Gayle Leubecker

1 comment:

heather said...

I found you! It was great meeting you tonight. Your pictures and your writing are both beautiful!

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