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Saturday, May 15, 2010

A poem for Bailey from her Uncle Daniel

My brother, Daniel, wrote this poem for our precious Bailey.

I never understood feelings of pride
for something that one did not do,
but then I met your cousin Jason
and suddenly I knew.

I've made many choices in life
both good and bad I'm afraid
But I can say that becoming an Uncle
was the best choice I never made

I'd never known that I wanted a niece,
or even a little nephew.
But words can't describe the way that I feel
when I think about Jason, Desi, and You.

The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom,
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon.

But every life that ever forms,
or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way
For all eternity.

The little one we long for
Was swiftly here and gone
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.

And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
I want you to know that no matter what
your Uncle Daniel loves you.

I'm so sad that you are gone,
even if you're not far
But I see you in the sunshine
And in the brightest star.

I will probably never have kids of my own
but my life is still pretty swell.
Because anytime that I'm feeling down
I think of Jason, Desi, Bailey, and Danielle.

An angel wrote in the Book of Life
this perfect girl's date of birth
Then whispered as she closed the book
"Too beautiful for Earth".