Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rock a Bye

I rock my baby.
She's sleepy but fighting it.
I'm sleepy, longing for some good rest.
I wish I could be taking a nap in my bed.

I sing to her.
When I sing to her, I remember my first child.
And my voice quivers.

I sang to him everyday.
In the shower, in the kitchen, in the garden, in the car.
It was a way I could show him love.

I rocked him with the sway of my body.
I held him by holding my belly.
I sang to him.
I sang what I knew by heart.
I sang the Gospel to him
I sang the love of Jesus.

"Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe..."

"More love to thee O Christ..."

"When I survey the wondrous cross...

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all."

"In Christ alone my hope is found..

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny"

My baby Kendall coos & smiles at me.
I hold her tight.

I am still sleepy.
But, I am grateful to be holding this sweet girl in my arms.


hannah singer said...

beautiful, thanks for sharing, erin!

erksmom said...

loved this. good reminder. we've been given SO much.
you've been in my prayer, especially this past week. our grieving gets interrupted by regular life and God restores joy, but we never forget. bless these sweet babes we get to meet again someday.
i wondered last night if Gabriel and Micah have met. I bet they have. love you friend!

Krista S. said...

This is sweet Erin, brought tears to my eyes. A good reminder to me too to not focus on my needs and what I am lacking (SLEEP), but rather focus on the time I am able to spend with my kids.