I’m a day late for a Valentine’s Day post, but I have a great excuse! Last Wednesday my sweet wife heroically gave birth to our fourth child, first little girl. When I reflect on our years together and on the gift of marriage I am almost speechless.
Poetry is pitiful compared to the real thing, but I must try to communicate the shaza-ay-am-kind-of-feeling I have when I think of how I prayed and yearned for a help-meet suitable before I met the gift. How grateful I am that she walked out of that hospital hale and healthy with a perfect little baby girl.
Words fail, but they strain against the burden. Praise God for all this mercy.
Long Did I Long
Long did I long
To know you my love.
From youth did I seek thee,
Best gift from above.
And now that I have you,
And know you so fair,
A happier man can’t be found.
Dr. Hamilton, congratulations on your little girl. I’m commenting because my wife gave birth to our fourth child two weeks ago, also our first little girl! I love my sons dearly, but I am delighted to have a daughter. It’s different, though difficult to explain how. I too attempted poetry for my wife yesterday, though I think yours was better. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations, Dr. Hamilton. What wonderful news. Sounds like both of your girls melt your heart!
Simply beautiful. What a blessed wife you have. How blessed are your children. Stay strong in Christ.
Anna~a mother of 9
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