Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday prayer

Each of my daughters has a candle that I lit as they made their way into this world. Each year, on the eve of their birthday, we light it again. Sitting beside them tucked up in bed, in the soft candlelight I tell these words:

When I have said my evening prayer,
And my clothes are folded in the chair,
And Mother switches off the light,
I'll still be nine years old tonight.
But, from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the greenness turns to gold,
Tomorrow, I'll be nine years old.
Nine kisses when I wake.
Nine candles on my cake!


  1. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl!!
    Yes, Maiden Hair tree is in the land of morning sickness...say no more!

  2. Tears came from my eyes as I read this. It really touched my soul. You have such a beautiful blog! Yukixx

  3. Tears came from my eyes as I read this. You have such a beautiful blog! Yuki xx

  4. Hello Melissa Ellen. Where oh where are you?

  5. Oh so so beautiful, what a gorgeous place to come to..xx


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