A Poem: A Miracle Comes

My Baby Girl ...42 years ago

Now baby is not placed in bed this way.
Now baby is not placed in bed this way. | Source


Before birth

It happens

The universe speaks

Loudly, clearly, assuredly

“Change is coming

It is on the way

Do not try to understand it

You cannot.

A creation, wondrous and new every time,

Will come “

Miracle for You


The amazing day

On the planet now.

Your long-awaited miracle

A fragile, new life is now ready

To be

loved hugged adored

suckled clothed bathed

sung to whispered to

New Life

Into your arms

This child of the universe

Eternally blessed by Angels who walk with this new life

Blessing, Guiding, Protecting.


Untouched

By all that you know of the world

Another piece of your puzzle, of the circle,

Joining your family.

Baby's First Attempt at Itsby Bitsy Spider

Love Me


What would this new tiny miracle say….


“Love me. That is all I ask, love me.”

Such a simple desire

To be loved.



I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Angelic Little Face

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Show Me the Way

“Love me when I am crying, without ceasing

Love me when I am walking and touch things

Things I should not

Love me enough to teach me, to show me, to model for me

How to live.

Love me enough to teach me to problem solve

To make wise choices

To learn from mistakes.

Love me so that I learn to love others

Even those ‘others’ who are far different from me.

Love me enough to teach me about God—about His wondrous love and how life sustaining that is.”


My Parents Became the Wind Beneath My Wings....

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

— Carl Sandburg

Sweet Baby Girl

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A Part of Us

And so.

The universe hails this coming.

We are given some knowledge that it will happen.

But no one is fully able to know what the promise of this new arrival will be

Every single birth is a miraculous occasion. Every single time it happens birthing a new baby

is spectacular....an event that continues our cycle of living.

Bringing a sense of renewal

A reminder to slow down

To cloak ourselves in every nuance of living this new child gives to each of us.

Feel the whisper of that new baby breath on your cheek

Let these moments become a part of your soul, your heart, and let them enable you to become a better you.

Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance.

— H.Jackson Brown Jr.

Where This Came From Today

This stream of consciousness writing (as I choose to term it) arose from me today because it is my birthday. I did not mention that at the onset because it is not about my birth...it is about the birth of any new child.


These thoughts came to mind as I arose this morning. I wondered how my Momma and Daddy felt when back 67 years ago (that many candles on a cake and the fire department is summoned!!!) I was born on this day.

Of this I am certain, they loved me so very much that I never had a moment in my life that I felt anything but that love.

It was unconditional and was indeed the 'wind beneath my wings.'. O, I was not Miss Goody Two Shoes at all times so I was scolded and even had to select a green switch or two to be used on my legs...but I knew I was loved.

Part of loving me was being my parent and not my best friend. Time for that came later when I was grown and had my own little one.

Perhaps I should have entitled this : Thank you, Momma and Daddy, for loving me and for teaching me to love.

© 2015 Patricia Scott

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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you for stopping by Vellur. This came from my heart and is a way to work through the challenges we face.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Vellur 21 months ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed! A new baby, a bundle of joy is the best gift of all from God.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Frank...I am always ready to receive birthday greetings belated or not

I appreciate you stopping by and am glad too that I have found your pages on HP

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

way happy belated birthday and God Bless you.. I love the breaks in your poems and think they are amazing thank you for sharing and glad I am following you now :)


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you , tillsontitan, for the votes.

So you get it...when we have been on the planet six decades + we do (at least of us) become more introspective and assess how we really view things. This came to me one morning and begged for me to put it down. am so blessed to have precious lovelies in my life.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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tillsontitan 22 months ago from New York

Belated Happy Birthday. I was 67 in December so we share the age. It is a time for reflection and your reflections on birth are so real and true. What miracle we are given and what do we do with it, birth, beyond our control and comprehension. Love is what sees us all through.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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dghbrh 22 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Is it much late to wish you happy birthday...well i do not think so...because for one every day can be a birthday who has such wonderful parents to teach you Love being so unconditionally above everything. Dear Patricia, It's a wonderful read here and you have a way with words to describe your feelings. Thank you for this share, shared ahead, pinned and votes way up.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Peggy.... Happy Birthday to you in ter on. miss your day later on in the year. :D

How blessed we are to have such parents.

Angels are on the way to you today, my Friend. ps


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

Belated happy birthday to you Patricia. We are close in age. I will be turning 68 later this year.

I could say the same exact things about my parents. They were good role models and teachers and we became good friends later on. That is the way it should be in my opinion. Lovely stream of consciousness and writing! Hope you and your loved ones are surrounded by angels and had a lovely day today.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Awwww Pamela how sweet. A four month old...they just get cuter and cuter. Hoping all is well with you and yours.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Catherine Yes it s a love poem for sure ---love for our children and grandchldren. :D I could go on and on talking of them

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you Deborah Writing this brought all of those fond memories rushing back. :D

Angels are on the way this evening. ps


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DeborahDian 22 months ago from Orange County, California

What charming poems to pass on to any new parent! Lovely.


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CatherineGiordano 22 months ago from Orlando Florida

A beautiful poem about love and our precious children. I loved your pictures. Happy Birthday.


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Pamela99 22 months ago from United States

I love your beautiful poem and the hub, We have been blessed with a new granddaughter who is 4 months old. My other grand chuldren are young adults, so has been so much fun. Voted your hub beautiful and awesome. God Bless.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

For me, birth is a time that is never the same. It is the new life welcomed onto the planet and into our lives that makes us gasp.

Thank you for visiting Genna.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I know. Seeing the little ones doing the little nursery songs is so very precious. I am so blessed to have this little one and his older brother in my life.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

thank you DDE ....New life each time it happens brings a joy to my hear that is difficult to fully express.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes they are Blossom. Every one of them. It is so precious to hold the new little one and think of the promise the new life brings.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

So beautiful! And you have chosen one of my favorite songs. “Every single birth is a miraculous occasion.” So very true! Voted up and shared. :-)


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Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Happy "belated" Birthday to you. I just turned 66 recently too. I also have a daughter 42. Seems we have some things in common. That was a lovely hub. I don't have any movies of my daughters but lots of pictures. I have lots of movies of my granddaughters though and I could cry when I see them as babies. I love it when they try to do that Itsy Bitsy Spider one with their little hands, babies are so precious. God bless you on your birthday and every day.


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DDE 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hope you had a lovely birthday?A beautiful poem indeed. Your description of your birth is so greatly expressed here. I like the photos.

Regards

DDE


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BlossomSB 22 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely! We always called our children our little miracles.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Jackie. It was a lovely walk back down memory lane which I find I do enjoy

Angels are on the way today ps


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

Belated birthday wishes, ps. Beautiful writing and I so enjoyed Bet's song, had forgotten how beautiful it was.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O Ann I do so know. I only have two grandchildren and both are boys and I love them more and more every single day!!! Best wishes to your daughter and family and the new little girl on the way.

Angels are on the way to you toady ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Mark

So nice of you to stop by. It was not a hub I ever planned to write but when I got up thinking about birth I knew it was something I would share.

Looking forward to seeing yours on this topic as well.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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Mark Johann 22 months ago from Italy

I am reading your poem. Nice to know your views about your birth. I am planning to make my poem later. This is an inspiration, pstraubie48.


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annart 22 months ago from SW England

Happy Birthday! Also, as we say here, many happy returns.

This is particularly poignant for me as my younger daughter is expecting her third baby girl. All my grandchildren are loved beyond compare so I know this one will be too, thank goodness. They deserve it all, as you say.

Lovely hub; beautiful and heart-felt. Let's hope many more children get what they deserve; more love and attention than some get in the world.

Ann


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

And I am honored by your visit, Kathleen. By the way, my middle name is Kathleen, after my Daddy's elder sister.

Thank you for visiting...

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Bill

This was a bittersweet piece for me to write. My Momma and Daddy whom I loved so got away from the planet and there is so much I wish I could share, up close and personal.

I do share....with them still but wish I could see their faces as they look at my sweet Girl or the grandsons.

thank you for visiting, my dear Friend.

Many blessings and Angels are winging their way to you this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Nell

It seems like a second ago that my baby girl came to our home. But now she is Momma to a bigboyman and a little one who will be five in May.

She and I are the best of friends now...but when she was younger I was strictly the Momma.

Thank you so much for visiting Nell and thank you for the birthday wishes :D We had a grand day!!!

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Theresa.....I am blessed ...and I received those candles and cherish them.

Yes the baby is grown and the one grandson is grown and the baby will be five in May.

Loving and treasuring each moment is so very glorious.

Thank you for the votes and shares ...you are a dear sweet Friend.

Many Angels are winging their way back to you this afternoon. Have a blessed weekend. ps


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Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a blessing, to know what you know, even 67 years later. Beautiful words flowed from this stream of consciousness. I'm honored to be the first to comment.


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

Happy Birthday, dear PS!!!

You certainly do not need any candles on your cake for you shine so brilliantly in this life with your love. This is beautiful and so precious. I now exactly how you feel. Life sure does fly by so fast, does it not.

Our little sweet babies are grown and having their precious little now for us to continue have our hearts overflowing with love for them and love from them.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Sending 67 Birthday Angels down your way to celebrate, but they have already been with you since that first day you entered this world.

(((Hugs)))


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

Well that was heart-wrenching, in a very good way. I could relate so well...my parents were my parents first...friends came later...they taught me love...at times tough love....but the message was received, and because it was received, today I can love, and ain't that a miracle?

Beautiful my friend. The angels are delivering hugs at this very moment.

bill


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ologsinquito 22 months ago from USA

Happy birthday. God bless you.


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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! lol!

First of all I have to agree with you when you say they were you parents and only your friend when you grew up! That is the truest most common sense thing I have heard, that's cos I say it too! lol! but the reason I say it is because so many kids today have kids of their own, and the small child is totally out of control, why? because if they think they are your friend then they will act like it!

As for your poem, it was wonderful! a new baby is something we can't put into words, but you did! the tiny hands and feet, the smell of baby body and baby powder, I totally miss it, my son is 35 so I am hoping....lol! wonderful, oh and did I say happy birthday? LOL!

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