Thursday, October 15, 2015


 Eliza was 7.2 pounds and 20 inches long. We all love her so dearly. We are amazed with all the blond hair. She tears up and spits up. Both of which are new to us. We are excited to watch and see the person that she will become.
I have so many tender feelings and so many wishes and hopes for Eliza. I am far from able to express them. But this poem/ hymn by Samuel Longfellow touches on some of them.

Go forth to life, O child of earth!
Still mindful of thy heav’nly birth;
Thou art not here for ease, or sin,
But manhood’s noble crown to win.
Tho’ passion’s fires are in thy soul,
Thy spirit can their flames control;
Tho’ tempters strong beset thy way,
Thy spirit is more strong than they.
Go on from innocence of youth
 To manly pureness, manly truth;
God’s angels still are near to save,
And God Himself doth help the brave.
Then forth to life, O child of earth!
Be worthy of thy heav’nly birth!
For noble service thou art here;
Thy brothers help, thy God revere!


Sara said...

Oh my goodness, she is perfect! Congratulations!! I love the blonde hair! Reminds me of Claire when she was born.

Jaime said...

SO SWEET! I love the one with her eyes open. :)
Also, the poem is perfect.