Like most families, we are excited to welcome a new arrival. Our first grandchild arrived only a couple of days ago.
And I have been inspired to pen a poem in honour of his birth.
He has already had one dedicated to him in the womb on ‘Words of Joy’.
This new life will bring total change and transformation to that of his parents.
There is serious adjustment to be made to become a family rather than a couple.
Nine months have been spent eagerly anticipating this moment.
Yet nothing fully prepares you to meet and greet a baby into your world.
This is life of their life. Flesh of their flesh. And a unique and special person all in his own right.
Part of our family and a new member of the family of God.
Each child is created and formed in the womb by His mighty hand.
To be celebrated. Enjoyed. Loved. Nurtured and protected.
Welcome, little one! We are delighted to celebrate your safe arrival and look forward to getting to know you.
You arrive ~
with eyes screwed tight
against sound and sight
until you brave and blink
into the brightness
of the light
in the noise around
that dear, familiar sound
who have been near
accompanying you on
your journey here
For nine long months
you floated in
more enclosing space,
now limbs flex freely
a very different place
And arms reach out
to circle you about
with safe protection
as you snuggle close
to those who love you most
and whose lives
Falling back to slumber deep
after nuzzling to be fed
you rest and sleep
growing strong inside
for all the things you’ll need
to do in days stretching
#mondaymusings ~ Change
4 thoughts on “New arrival”
LOVE these tender words of welcome 🙂 New life is so beautiful and inspiring! Congratulations on your new grand baby Joy! God is good! xx Always blessed by your writing!
Thank you, Kathy! We are delighted to have him in our lives. 🙂 x
This is sweetly written, Joy, and somehow captures both your wonder, AND your grandson’s, at this exciting time of life! And life will never be quite the same any more…and that’s good! Well said, and congratulations to you and your whole family! You
I’m glad you like this, Neil. And even more pleased at what you have noticed in it, as I had hoped to do just that! Blessings 🙂