Baby Dear


Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into here.

Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone knows.

Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into hooks and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.

How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.


~George MacDonald


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10 Responses to Baby Dear

  1. Betty says:

    wonderful poem and BEAUTIFUL picture!!

  2. Adrienne says:

    There's nothing sweeter than a post-bath baby! Love the picture of you and Ellie.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Susanna, I've never read that poem – it's super sweet.Beautiful pic, also.

  4. Anonymous says:

    One very contented baby and also one verysatisfied momma. Lovely photo.Dad

  5. Grace says:

    Wow…that picture is a keeper! You look stunning and for a second I thought Ellie was Micah! They are starting to look so much alike! I need a copy of that picture. I bought some black frames and want black and white pics to go in them…so send me some of your family:)

  6. Jessy says:

    So cute!!! I love the picture and the poem…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Pretty, pretty. Two beatufiul girls. I echo Grace's sentiments. Send some, or have Rick send along some of the photos for us all to enjoy!Maryanne

  8. Anonymous says:

    Lovely, Hon! Mom

  9. Andrew says:

    A really sweet picture of both of you! Ellie looks really cute!

  10. Jason and Kim Vinson says:

    How beautiful! I hope you don't mind me borrowing this poem to post on my blog. I want to post it for her birthday.

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