Nine years have passed now
Since that icy road we drove
To welcome into, this old world
Our beautiful baby girl
I sat by your mother, to hold her hand
as the doctors cut open her body
And forth from her womb, the most wonderful thing
Our sweet little baby girl
And when you first opened those blue-green eyes
It was your daddy they looked upon
They pierced to my core, and captured my heart
Forever ... my baby girl
How long did I hold you? I can't remember.
I was lost and didn't want to be found
But the nurse said, "Hey daddy. Share.
Momma is watching you stare."
So I gave you to momma
And then cried as I watched you
In each others' arms
I thought I would die when they took you away
To make sure you were both okay
It seems I waited forever for my loves to return
My wife, and baby so sweet
I remember the first time she fed you
The beautiful bond of mother and child
Soon you were full and momma was tired
She drifted, into far-away sleep
But not you. No. You needed daddy
And I took you once more in my arms
I swear to this day, you smiled at me then
As if to say, "Daddy, I missed you."
Then the nurses came in and said, "Sir, we will take her,
just for tonight, so you two can rest."
I said, "Oh, no you won't. I'll change her. I'll keep her.
It's her daddy she loves the best."
So our first night was together, in that hospital chair
You content, on your daddy's chest.
For Jyllian. It's her 9th birthday today. Thinking back to our first night together and how she slept all night long curled up with me in that stiff hospital chair has been enough to make me cry this morning,(I'm not ashamed to say) so I thought I'd write about it. Not the best poem, I'm sure, but I've got tears in my eyes and my vision is blurry, so it's all I can do for now...LOVE YOU JYLLIBUG!!! And if love is all I could ever give you that was worth anything, I'd still give you all I had.