April 30, 2010

Where Did You Come From?

I saw this book on our bookcase this morning called The Best Loved Poems that I bought a long time ago and decided to look through it and it has one section on childhood and one section on home & mother that I love. This poem called Where Did You Come From? was so cute and really hit home my feelings about Ava and what a miracle she really is... as all babies are :) God knew what he was doing when he sent her to us that's for sure and we're SO glad she's here! Everyday she teaches us something new. My favorite parts of the poem are the last four lines :)

Where Did You Come From?

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

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

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spike 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 stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone 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 hooks and bands.

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

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

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

- George MacDonald

We love you Ava Marie!!

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