My Gift of Joy

Written for my oldest son.

Just yesterday I was waiting,
To meet my brand new joy,
Enter into this great big world,
My tiny little boy.

Hands so small and eyes so blue,
I received you with a smile,
I held you in my arms so close,
If only for a while.

Through frogs and mud and childhood days,
They seemed to go so fast,
I wished that they would last forever,
But childhood days have past.

I watched you grow and as you grew,
I knew you’d always be,
A tiny treasure sent from God,
Given for a time to me.

Beneath the man that stands there now,
I will always see that boy,
I met that day some years ago,
God’s precious gift of joy.

©2007 Virginia Donahue

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5 Responses to My Gift of Joy

  1. Tracy says:

    A beautiful poem that nearly bought a tear to my eye. What a gift we have with being Mothers.


  2. lovinlife says:

    Very lovely poem. It speaks what I feel as well, although my oldest just turned 7! Those seven years have been wonderful, but have gone by so quickly.

  3. kellieann says:

    Thanks for posting this! Beautiful…and such a good reminder to enjoy the moments I'm having with my younger ones now.

  4. SongOfTheSagebrush says:

    Lovely poem…handsome young man…what a tremendous blessing!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi, it's Tucker. That peom was cool!

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