September 8, 2010

A Child Like Mine

My whole family, including my grandparents, came to Texas for Ella's baby blessing.
My Grannie (she's the second on the left) made the dress and bonnet I wore for my own blessing 25 years ago. Two years later, Merrick wore it and two years after that, Landen wore it too. On Sunday, Ella was the fourth baby girl to be dressed in it.


My aunt sent me an email over the weekend and shared with me a little poem that her grandmother, my Grannie's mother, wrote some 65 years ago:

Babies are born from day to day,
Fresh from their Maker's kiss.
Babies are born from day to day,
But never a child like this.
This is the song the mothers sing
To a melody half divine.
Babies are born from day to day,
But never a child like mine. 
          Jean Gordon Lauper 1945 

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