Sunday, July 23, 2006

A Child to Love

A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling

which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

-George Eliot

Bethani -June 2006

A Child To Love

You can have your wealth and riches,

All the things so many seek,

Position, power, and success,

The fame you long to keep.

You can earn as much as you wish,

Reach a status high above,

But none of these can equal

Having one sweet child to love.

'Tis the greatest gift from heaven,

Little arms that hold you tight,

And a kiss so soft and gentle

When you tuck them in at night.

A million precious questions

And each story often read,

Two eyes so bright and smiling,

And a darling tousled head.

God has never matched the goodness

Of a trusting little face,

Or a heart so full of laughter

Spreading sunshine every place.

A child to hold and cuddle,

'Tis a gift from God above,

And the world is so much brighter

When you have a child to love.

-Author Unknown

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and cometh down from the Father of lights,

with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

-The Book of James



  1. That poem was beautiful and so is your little one. I have two boys 13 years and 20 months. I'm very greatful for them.

    God bless,


  2. What a lovely picture of your little daughter!

    The poem is lovely too!

  3. Hi Tammy!

    I don't know if you read any of my other entries but we will soon be learning about the world of boys here ourselves after threegirls :). We're looking forward to it!

    Hey Nadine!

    It was nice to *see* you again ;).

    Thank you both for your sweet words as well!