Monday, April 4, 2011

21 years ago...



















we saw your face,
tiny and full of grace
and beauty —
and we fell in love.


still loving the woman 
you've become —
grace-gifted
as you are.



19 comments:

Emily Young said...

this just might be my favorite poem :)

deb colarossi said...

love.
the photo,
those eyes, the hat,
the poem,
the mother and daughter.

Happy Birthing day to you Leslie, and Happy 21st Emily.

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

i have never seen newborn eyes so large and wide-awake -- beautiful!

Debbie D. said...

What a beautiful picture... such wisdom in those eyes!
And once again, love your words!
Are you published?... You should be!

Rachel said...

My daughter turns 18 in July, it is so strange to have grown children but they are still our babies, beautiful poem.

LauraX said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter Leslie...and to you as well for the hard work and joy of birthing and raising her to be the woman she is today!

Loree said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. Your poem is beautiful.

B. Meandering said...

"grace-gifted" --- love that wording.
I smiled at the blue blanket and pink hat -- you weren't sure of the gender were you? It wasn't even an option for me.
Both my kids opted to not know ahead of time--my son with all three and my daughter with the second one.
You have a beautiful, talented, intelligent, and sweet daughter--I'm so happy for you all.

Jodi said...

Look at those peepers! A beauty then, a beauty now. Just like her mama.

rebecca said...

tender and oh so sweet.
just completely hugable.
as are you dear friend....

becky said...

Leslie,
A lovely poem gift for your daughter's birthday! Congratulations to both of you.
Hugs,
Becky

Terena said...

this made me happily tearful. thank you

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Emily! Oh my stars you were a beautiful baby, and grew into a beautiful woman. xo

Elizabeth said...

That is so beautiful -- and the little baby, my god she's gorgeous!

ELK said...

such a tender . special relationship it is..happy birthday to you both!!

Joy Lake said...

This is so sweet and look at that georgeous baby!

Tiago Braga said...

so sweet :D and cute :P

Francesca said...

Happy Birthday to Emily!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a lovely post. i feel just like that about my daughter!