January 6, 2009
Today is Epiphany, the Festival of Lights;
Today you were born and made my family right.
Sorry, I was not present, to see you come into the world;
But let it be known, that you are Papa's little girl.
We have waited for you a long, long while;
You are the essence of beauty, the one who makes everyone smile.
You are a gift from heaven and the Father above;
You are filled with godliness, grace, and His precious love.
You play a major part in the Abdelaziz clan;
No wonder they named you Saraa Ann.
I hear you are lovely and born with such charm;
I can't wait to kiss your little face and hold you in my arms.
I can envision your laugh and your cute little giggle;
I can't wait to hear your coo and see your little wiggle.
Princesses, there have always been three;
Now there is another who holds the key.
The princesses three there will be no more;
My newest little princess makes it four.
May God cuddle you close to His loving chest,
Especially as you lay warm on your mother's breast.
I know there is a call on our little girl;
I have no doubt that you will impact your world.
So, I pray this simple little prayer over your precious life.
May you be a peace maker and help end the strife,
May the hand of God rest upon you,
May the blessings of God not be a few,
May the mercies of God be yours everyday,
May the miracles of God be your normal way,
May you know Jesus as a young, young girl,
May you live and walk in a Spirit-filled world,
May the anointing of God never, never cease,
As you constantly live in our Father's peace.
I love you,