by Elmer McKeegan
My wife and I had just lost our first child, little Arielle. To help relieve my
It was early fall, when we learned the news, that you were coming to stay.
We decided to sneak, that little peek, and see what sex you were.
The name we pick, must be splendid, this is something we must do.
In the womb, you would kick, as we chased your parts around.
We worked and we spent, till we had all the things, to welcome you to your room.
As the days grew closer, our friends stood by, to see what the day may bring.
Then it happened, we knew it would, you were coming to our world.
We'll remember long, on that fateful day, that sight made us ill.
The promise of hope, the promise of life, promises we could never keep.
Your first walk, your first talk, to our family you should belong.
As life goes on, we know in our hearts, your memory will only bring gladness
God has called back, his littlest angel, and a new promise shall begin.
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