Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Night Jace Was Born

("On The Night You Were Born"
By Nancy Tillman)

"On the night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same"


Because there had never been anyone like you...
 ever in the world. 

So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain 
that they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.

(The sound of your name is a magical one.
Lets say it out loud before we go on )
It sailed through the farmland high on the breeze...

Over the ocean...

And through the trees...
Until everyone heard it
and everyone knew
of the one and only ever you.
Not once had there been such eyes, 
such a nose,
such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.

(In fact, I think I'll count to three, 
so you can wiggle your toes for me)
When the polar bears heard, 
they danced until dawn.

From faraway places,
the geese flew home.

The moon stayed up until
morning next day. 

And none of the ladybugs flew away. 

So whenever you doubt just how special you are
and you wonder who loves you, how much, and how far,
listen for geese honking high in the sky. 
(They're singing a song to remember you by)
Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo. 
(It's because they've been dancing all night for you)
Or drift off the sleep to the sound of the wind.
(Listen's whispering your name again!)

If the moon stays up until morning one day, 
or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
it's because they're all hoping to see you smile...

For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend,
and it never will, not ever again...
Heaven blew every trumpet
and played every horn
on the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born."

Jace Patrick McGiven
came into this world, our hearts and our life at 10:52p.m on Monday, September 26, 2011 
weighing 7lbs 14oz's.
Our life has, once again, been forever changed. 
I didn't know my heart could get any bigger...but it has.

1 comment:

  1. We have been waiting for this post, Jace. It is all we have been waiting for and more.
    Welcome Jace Patrick McGiven, we are so glad that you are here.
    Congrats Amy and Brian and big sister, Maizey.
    Love Ron and Trudy xoxoxo