Sunday, March 1, 2009

hold his hand jenna

hold his hand
as he enters
his brand new world
be the big sister
who loves him
and keeps
him safe

hold his hand
when he cries
or is afraid
be the big sister
who comforts him
and helps him
to laugh

hold his hand
as he explores
the great outdoors
be the big sister
who teaches him
to run
and play

hold his hand
as he is your
dear baby brother
who will
look to you
his big sister
for love
and support

benjamin matthew arrived at 4:57 this morning despite his mother's well-placed plans to have jenna's 4th birthday party today before his birth tomorrow. at 7 lbs. and 8 oz, he weighs 2 pounds more than jenna did at her birth and he is sweet, sweet, sweet!!! jenna is in awe, mama is worn out and daddy is puffed out with pride. grandma julie and grandpa bill need a good night's sleep but our cup runneth over with love and joy!!!!


steviewren said...

Look at all that hair! So sweet! Happy Birthday Jena and baby brother!

Congratulations grandma and grandpa.

Martha Lever said...

Congratulations!! Blessings to the new baby and to Grandmother too!

Betsy said...

Wow! I saw the your picture on my sidebar and thought, "Hey, I thought that was happening on Monday!" had better ideas! Crashing big sister's party! Sweet picture! Enjoy!

Christine said...

Congratulations, such happy news, and in a way it may be convenient to have 2 birthdays on the same day! Sort of like twins!

WW said... lovely!
Congrats to all!!

Doda said...


...and your poetry is beautiful!

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations everyone! jena is going to be such a great big sister!

kgworden said...

Congratulations! and what a nice poem for big sister...

supplies overflowing! said...

How wonderful!
I am so happy for you and your family.
Such a beautiful poem.

Heather said...

oh! how beautiful! You are not helping my baby fever posting adorable photos like these ;)

Jody said...

Congratulations!!!! What a sweet poem --- so glad this grandbaby has brought so much positive energy and love into your lives!!!

willow said...

Best wishes to you and yours, Julie! Sweet, sweet news.

Brenda Heisler said...

Benjamin Matthew is so sweet. Love that name. Congrats to all.

I bet I'll see a reflection of him in your work.

Auburn Kat said...

CONGRATS!!!! How exciting! =)

soulbrush said...

found you via steviewren's blog. welcome and heartiest congrats to all.i became a new grandma for the first time 6 weeks ago, and it is sheer sheer joy.

Robyn said...

What a sweet poem, Julie. Congratulations! I hope you are feeling rested after a good nights sleep.
I love the spotty dog in the previous post!