Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Never Knew....



I never knew I'd recognize your handsome, scrunchy face
Like someone I had seen before in different times and place
I never dreamed I'd lay awake and watch you drift asleep
But each sweet sigh that leads to rest makes memories to keep

I never knew I'd see my nose on anyone but me
Or share my sweaty feet and palms that could fill up the sea
I never dreamed I'd have the strength to wave at you good-bye
Yet now to see you laugh and learn makes me want to try

I never knew it'd be so hard to watch you as you grow
Those diaper bags are not quite full with less for me to tow
I never dreamed I'd miss the day when bottles were my lot
But now you'd rather try new things like fries and tater-tots

I never knew you'd drift asleep alone inside your bed
You learned to put to rest your thoughts that swam around your head
I never dreamed there'd be a day you didn't need me there
But I always know your little life is in the Master's care

I never knew someone so small could make a mark so big
Without your words but in your love, you've taught me how to live
I never dreamed how big or wide a parent's love can be
But you, my gift, have shown me of the Father's love for me

I love you, Jonah Riley, and I look for more birthdays
Where we can sit and reminisce of funny, childlike ways
I wish for you that as you grow you stay my little boy
For I never dreamed and never knew that I could know such Joy.

Anna Sams
September 21, 2010
First Birthday

3 comments:

Charbelle said...

This made me cry. Beautiful!! Happy Birthday Jonah!!

Hailey said...

You HAVE to stop doing this to me!! lol. Beautiful, Anna! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go hug my baby...

Lindsay said...

Beautiful, Anna. Happy Birthday to Jonah! I can't believe it has already been a year. He's such a blessing, and I can't wait to watch him grow into the wonderful young man I know he is destined to become.