Tuesday, March 04, 2008

SMALL MIRACLE – By Shar MacLaren
Gavin Mark Tisdel
March 3, 2008

Have you ever seen a miracle? Well, I did just today.
A precious little baby boy, just right in every way.
I took him in my hungry arms and simply stared in awe,
And searched from head to toe to find not even one small flaw.

Ten perfect little fingers, ten perfect little toes,
Two rosy cheeks, a splendid chin, the cutest little nose.
A crown of downy fawn-like hair, the smoothest, creamy skin,
And eyes that crinkle tightly shut to keep the darkness in.

Two little hands to reach and grasp, two feet to kick and sprawl,
Two ears to hear, two eyes to see, two legs with which to crawl.
A thousand veins to carry blood, a heart to pump it through,
Two lungs to breathe, 300 bones, and everything brand new.

Two families, one little room, all squeezed in four by four
To see this precious brand new babe we instantly adore.
If ever love could blossom more, or hearts could grow in size,
Then that is what I saw today -- before my very eyes.

“I will praise you, Lord, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works…” Psalm 139: 14a


Taleah said...

just precious! congrats grandma!

Rich & Darcie said...

He is so adorable. I just love holding and cuddling him! So glad we get to share him with your wonderful family!

Love you guys!!!

The Mihalek's said...

Congratulations Shar! He is simply adorable! You have such a lovely family!

Patti said...

Congratulations on the precious Grandbaby! He is adorable, and I pray the Lord's blessings on you all as you enjoy this sweet miracle. Patti Moore

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Thanks so much, everyone! I love when people stop by my blog, but when they leave a comment - well, that's like the icing on the cake.

Hope you all have a wonderful week - or maybe I should say weekend!


Katybug said...

CONGRATULATIONS, SHAR!!! He is truly something wonderful created by God. So precious!

Sharlene MacLaren said...

KATYBUG! Hi there, cutie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! How is life? How have you been feeling lately?
Hope everything is going well. Drop me a line...


P.S. Courting Emma is coming any day. Yippee!

Gwen said...

Congratulations to you and Cecil! What a beautiful baby boy.

Shannon said...

Shar!! I'm so glad you found me! First of all, congratulations on another grandbaby! Second, I was truly thinking about you the other day, as I was discussing with a friend what new book I should read and remembered that I hadn't picked up one of yours yet, so yes it is on my to-do list! As for us, we've loved it here in IN- Brian's ministry has been amazing and we've loved college students. This opportunity opened up at Asbury for the doctorate that Brian's dreamed of- and he got a full scholarship and all sorts of perks. So, it's really an answer to prayer from a few years ago! So, while the timing is hard because we will miss it, we're super excited for this program. After a year Brian will be done with classes and can get a job and write his dissertation. I am very excited to live in a fun place like Wilmore- or really Lexington. I remember your daughter lived there and will definitely check out that bookstore. I spend most of my time with Halle- she is almost 10 months and just like her dad! She is social and always wants to be with people. Most people say she looks just like him. Let's keep in touch and have fun with that baby!

Dorothy said...

He's BEAUTIFUL! Aren't grandchildren wonderful? We're expecting another grandchild this October. Yipee!