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


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.