Long Did I Long

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.
Anywhere.

5 Responses to Long Did I Long

  1. Eric Schumacher February 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Congrats!!!

  2. Ryan Hanley February 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    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.

  3. Melissa Fitzpatrick February 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Congratulations, Dr. Hamilton. What wonderful news. Sounds like both of your girls melt your heart!

  4. annawood February 17, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Simply beautiful. What a blessed wife you have. How blessed are your children. Stay strong in Christ.

    Anna~a mother of 9

  5. Matthew Montonini February 19, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Jim,

    Congrats!

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