Sunday, 6 October 2002

Nicole

Nicole, 18 today.

T'was only yesterday, I cradled you in my arms.
Baby's breath, God's touch upon my face.
Eyes closed, I pray you'll never know harm.
Joy's tears, God's love upon my face.

You run and laugh, your innocence divine.
You hold my hand, so very much that means to me.
You scrape your knee, the heartache is all mine.
You look at me, and love is all I see.

Your first sister, so gentle when you touch.

I place her in your lap, you smile and hold her close.

God is here. God is love.