The Eve Before You Were Born

The eve before you were born
We danced around outside
To the light of a Super Harvest Moon
After a rare total lunar eclipse
Twirling around in the yard, your brother, father and I

With brightness filling the sky
I knew in my heart we would meet face to face, the following day
I can’t explain how, but I did
The same way I knew your brother would be here in time for my birthday

I  just felt you would arrive on the twenty-eighth
I even cleared my work schedule
Although you were not supposed to be here for a few more weeks

It was the same day as your Aunt’s Birthday
Your Aunt that you were to be named after
A name we had decided on long ago
Spelled with an A at the end
The way we saw it in the catalog
Our torn clipping hanging
Saved on the cork board in the office with a push-pin
Waiting for a turn for many years
In the event we ever had a girl
So in the ninth inning, on that exact autumn day
You were born
Now sharing both name and birth dates

Your father and I giddy with excitement
Finally able to share the news of our precious little girl being born
Along with your highly anticipated choice of name

With  tears of joy sneaking out down our checks
You are among our greatest gifts from God
In his most perfect timing
Our little girl
The first girl born into our family for three generations

Your  sapphire eyes seem to get brighter with each passing day
While your smile and laughter radiate like the light bouncing off that “Supermoon”, just one year ago
My darling little lady, who’s closet is fuller than mine

You  have captured our hearts
We are full of pure bliss

Though  the moon may be big and bright
Even brightest on your Super Harvest Moon eve
It is not far enough away to say how great our love is for you
We love you beyond the moon!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!





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  1. Ashley
    September 28, 2016

    Darcy that was beautiful!! You have me shedding tears! Happy 1st Birthday to a beautiful baby girl!

  2. Loretta
    September 28, 2016

    Those pictures are sooo. CLEVER! Sorry I can’t make it to the birthday party. I have to pick my cousinLucy up from the us station. We leave the next day for Nashville. L

  3. Deborah
    September 29, 2016

    I knew you would be the best Mom for my granddaughter.

  4. Debbie
    October 2, 2016

    So sweet little ones, best mom u r Darcy !


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