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This poem was read at my son's Christening on the day of my 30th birthday. I dedicated it to my wife and to my mother. I wrote the words to say thank you. From both of us.

Baby's Words

Although I am small and cannot say a word
these thoughts of my family I wish could be heard . . .
I feel all your love and the kind things you do.
I get so excited that I smile and coo.
A soapy warm bath or the comb through my hair
all your soft whispers that tell me you care.
Then wrapped in your arms it is safe and secure
protected with tenderness that is perfect and pure.
And if ever I'm messy, hungry, or cold
with just a small whimper I'm quickly consoled.
You kiss and caress to stop me from weeping
then patiently wait 'til I'm comfortably sleeping.
You make my life joyous, full of colors and fun
when I see you each morning your face is my sun.
So, if you aren't certain your gestures are felt
look deep in my eyes and I'm sure you will melt.
They say I'll grow fast like the blink of an eye
but do not be sad at the time that goes by.
Because I'll remember all you've given and shared
to get me through life completely prepared.
I'll be the great one who stands out in the crowd
your hearts will be happy I'll make you so proud.
I thank you so much for all that you do
and never forget that I love you, too.
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78 Visitor Comments

emma
Beautiful. had me in tears.
Kimberly
Such a sweet poem, and very well written. It flows nicely!
SUE
What a lovely poem. I will read this out at my granddaughters christening tomorrow, if I can keep a dry eye! Thank you
julie
I read this poem at my own daughters christening, the words were most beautiful and touched all our hearts. Thank you
Theresa
I am a mother of five young children. I just love babies and this poem brought back wonderful memories of looking into my babies' eyes. Very nice.
P
This is a lovely poem! I was looking for a poem for my future daughter-in-law. My son and her have a child that will 10 months old soon. It is his first Christmas, and I am making a gift for Mom & Dad (with handprints/footprints). I think it will be a treasure for them to have. I already had Dad's poem and was looking for mom's tonite. This really touched my heart, and I'm about 90% sure this is the one I'm going to use. GREAT JOB to the writer!
CARRIE
i have two boys a one yr old and a 3 month old and your poem was perfect
Liza
We were looking for readings to have at our daughter's naming ceremony! This is a lovely poem, just what we were looking for! Thank you so much, this will make our day more special!
sam
just wonderful, what else can I say !.
nina
still crying now! im a first time mum to a baby boy of 10 weeks old and this poem has brought more than a tear to my eye. What a moving and truely fantastic poem
tonya
This was a very touching poem. thank you
Lisa
Loved the poem, great perspective and not gushy. Thanks
Kendra
This poem really touches my heart. My soon to be husband has a little girl about eighteen months old and sometimes i do feel like she wont ever know how much i love her and how much i was there for her when she was born and how much i wish i could see her right now. I miss and love her with all my hearts content. And I hope that one day she would know just how much i love her and that i'll always be there for her. This poem brings me hope that maybe someday she will know that.
charlotte
one of the best poems i have red i love it it made me cry i have a son of 4 months, i thought of him thank you. 10 out of 10, ps hope to reed more .
Joanne Catherine
this poem is so unique as it is from a voice of a baby
Athena
This touched me so deeply. Tears started rolling down my face. As I now am sure that's how my 4 month old feels! Thank You
Mona
I loved this poem. It was so eloquently written!
sarah
I loved this poem because I can see in both my daughters eyes all of this poem! It made me tear up because they are my life.
Tina
Any parent could not fail to love your poem. It touched my heart.
aleisa
this poem made me well up when i read it on sunday october 2nd,my neice will be getting dedicated as the salvation army call it. due to circumstances with my job i can't go. my brother and his wife won't be far from my thoughts on their special day,nor my neice. for weeks i've been looking for a special poem i can send and i think i've just found it.
katie
My grand-daughter is in the NICU and will be there for another month or so. My daughter is undera great deal of stress and this poem is just what we she needed to reasure her that it is going to be ok. Thanks Katie
Kelly
this was a fantastic poem!
Heidi
This is such a beautiful poem. I am weeks away from having my baby boy and every word of this poem is true.
gail
This poem moved me to tears. I read it at my son's christening.
cheryl
I just had my first baby grand daughter, was there with my daughter, i have experanced so much emotion, and ur poam i will send to her. It saids all a little one would, thank u and God Bless
Alicia
Here I am, bawling my eyes out after reading this poem. Im currently 28+ weeks pregnant with a little girl after 4 miscarriages and a stillbirth at 36 weeks. This poem gives me hope that things will be okay. :) Thank you so much for writing it.
Sharon
I absolutely adore your poem, it is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. I am soon to be a godparent for my friends little girl and, with your permission, would love to be able to read your poem as part of the christening service.
audra
This is absolutely beautiful!
TJ
This is a beautiful poem - it sincerely pulled at my heart strings! My son is just two years old and at times can be quite exhausting and frustrating. These words remind me that he is just a baby, doesn't intend to be naughty and, most importantly, loves me. I will keep a copy of this in my filofax and next time I'm tired af ter a sleepless night, I shall read it again. Thank you.
Zita
This poem brought tears to my eyes and made me think of my son, Joseph.
Judy
Beautiful! It really touched my heart! You are blessed to have this child!
Tracy
I love it love it love it This is a great poem It really touched me I just had a baby my self and I can really get it Thank you
marlene
this poem is beatiful
jennifer
i love you poem it was very very touching. i't reminds me off all the little faces and gestures that my daughter Lillie does. thanx for sharing it with me. jennifer
lindsay
this poem i like it had touched my family's hearts and my heart as well.
Bonnie
I just loved your poem. It melts your heart
Nicole
I am overwhelmed and somewhat lost for words at your beautiful poem. I am a new mother and your words really affected me. I certainly had a good sob ! Thank you for sharing it and I can't wait to share it with friends !
melanie
this is one of the best poems that i have found that i feel like i can give my husband from my son and it is from the heart. i really love it and it almost made me cry, i actually could see my sons face while i read this
rosa
This is a wonderful poem. And good luck to the author, I hope continue to write such great poetry.
leah
this poem brought a tear to my eye. ive just had my first child and i loved it. every word was so true. thank you.
Sofie
a beautiful poem, now on my fridge for all to read.
rashauna
Beautiful! I have two little ones and this poem warms a mothers heart. so true to look in a childs eyes and melt knowing they think you are the world!
k
Thank you for sharing your beautifull words.
Denissa
That was an awesome poem, wow. It made me cry :o)
julie
Absoloutely beautiful!
kerryn
Beautiful it brought tears to my eyes
Stacey
I was looking for a poem to put on my newborn niece's t-shirt and here it is. I wanted to give her parents something from her. I love this poem and wish I could find more like it! It's very sweet and gives the little angels a voice.
Mary
What a beautiful poem. Everyone who has ever had a baby will love this poem . You are blessedto have such wonderful talent.
NIKKI
your poem brought tears to my eyes. It is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. Thank you for sharing.
Eva
what a lovely poem, my sis in law just had a baby and I sent it to her thank you once again
Tammy
I have a 3 month old baby boy and this poem just reached out and grabed me. It is so perfect and just awsome.
Daisy
So emotional !
julie
a delightful poem ,my youngest is now 7 yrs old,but i look after my 4 month neice all day for once aweek and i wish i had appreciated my own as much it truly moved me back to when mine where lil new ones!brilliant!
sama
I love this poem, Frank. It is amazing!
Ally
Fantastic poem!
Glenndell
Great poem. I used it in a greeting card for my grandnephew's baptism. Thought it would make the parents feel great. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts.
Carlos
This is such a wonderful poem. It moved me very much. Wonderful!
pepsitrev
fantastic just had a grandson and this poem fits him perfectly
julie
Very moving and special.thankyou.
Betty
Thanks for the beautiful poem..I'm going to attach this to my newborn grandchilds photo this Xmas..
Norma
I really thought this poem expressed the author's thoughts very well. It flowed well and was thought-provoking as well.
Rachel
I sit here with watery eyes and goosebumps on my skin, I have never read such a beautiful, wonderful poem. What a gifted man this Mr. Greg. I can only imagine the reaction by his family apon hearing it. I have two children, and only wish I could have thought of those words myself. :)
Anon
you're a good father , also be a good son , too. :)
Sara
I love this poem. I was looking for a poem that I could add to a card to give to my Mom from my 9 month old daughter, my Mom takes care of her everyday while I work, and I couldn't find a poem that fit perfectly. Well this one made me cry!!!! It fits perfect. I love it. Sara (Morgan's Mommy)
Brandy
i absolutley loved this poem. It made me cry and that is hard to do. I am going to have this peom read at my sons baptizem. Thank you for righting the words that i could not say. It is so hard to express the love you feel for your children. Perfect job. Thank you
marcie
a wonderful poem
Catherine
Loved the way you put yourself in the baby's emotional position. I will also use this beautiful poem in a baptismal card. Thank you and don't worry your name will be there.
mari
VERY touching!
Tasneem
A beautiful poem!
Angelica
Beautiful and very moving!
Sharon
Brilliant. Just sums up how I feel about my baby.
Zeni
That was very touchy. I loved it! Knowing what to say for a child and understanding what they're going through especially from a man is something else to me. Not many males can understand a child. I know you'll be one of the best fathers around.
Vicky
Brought tears to my eyes - beautiful.
katie
Excellent poem I wrote it in my new sons baby book
Sarah
I love this poem it couldn't be better.
Dawn
It brought tears to my eyes!
DoveAngel
I absolutely love this poem.Excellent job.I got goosebumps just reading it..isn't it something what children can bring out in us
Lisa
This is just a wonderful poem. One that touches the deepest of hearts.

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