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Thursday, December 11, 2008

7 years

She made herself known to us as a line of joy that would streak across our life, altering it for the better from that moment on.


WHERE did you come from, baby dear?


 Out of the everywhere into the here. 
Where did you get those eyes so brown?

Out of the sky as I came down.
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
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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?        

The spirits 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?
You 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.
 Happy Birthday, Marlin.
 We love you all the way to the moon and back again.

( Quotes from the poem "Where did You Come from, Baby Dear?"  by George MacDonald, and also from the book "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney)

6 comments:

julie said...

happy,happy,happy birthday Marlin!

Heart Rockin Mama said...

Happy Birthday!
And a hug for mom, too!

Dawn said...

~*~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLIN ~*~

Amber said...

Oh happy birthday to her and Congrats to the perfect mummy who gave birth to her...she is beautiful..xx

jodi said...

she's beautiful. Happy birthday Marlin

Stephanie said...

Happy Happy, Birthday!