Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For Meghan...

This is a little poem I wrote for my sister Terry's daughter, Meghan, when she turned 18 a few years ago.  One of my favorite memories of Meggy, when she was a little tot, is that she could not pronounce my name "Maureen".  So, she made up her own interpretation of my name and called me "Auntie Dweem"!  
No-one has ever called me anything sweeter...!

Little Girl Shoes

I sat across the room tonight 
And had a chat with God 
He hugged me close and laughed with me 
And asked me to come closer.

I pulled my chair up next to His
And told Him about YOU
She’s turning 18 today, I said
I can’t believe it – can You?

He threw His head back and laughed with me
Yes, He said, I DO!
I have a plan for her you know
And this is part of that…

But, Lord, you see
It was only yesterday
She sat upon my knee

In little girl shoes
And little girl dresses
And called me
Auntie Dweem!

Why, I remember holding her
When she was only three
How did this happen so swiftly,
How did I not see?

I carried on like that,
As I so often do,
And God our Father understood,
For, He remembered too.

Together we remembered,
The baby that you were –
The toddler, the little girl,
the teeny bopper, too.

Running, dancing, laughing,
So precious to us all.
You are a miracle of promise
That God has loaned to us…

Today we celebrate with you
The woman you’ve become
Ask the Lord of Miracles
To keep you from all harm.

Written with love for you dear Meghan, 
on the occasion of your 18th birthday.

All My Love,

Aunt Maureen 


  1. Always loved your poetry . How is she now ?

    1. Hi, Lottie. This is probably the first poem I ever wrote - just out of love for my sweet niece. She is all grown up and married. Very petite, very lovely... She is my sister's only daughter and very, very special to me... Thanks for your encouragement about the poetry, Lottie. It is my favorite way to write. Still working at growing in that area. :))

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  3. This is so sweet. When we are younger, we roll our eyes at the adults that tell us they want us to stay little. Then, when we are adults, we look at the little ones in our own lives and finally understand. I tell my niece all the time to quit growing. She looks at me, as though I really think she can control it, and says something like, "But, Auntie, I can't quit. I'm getting bigger." Yes, they do that so quickly.

    1. Hi, Shannon! Yes, it is over before we know it! Enjoy every special moment with your beautiful little niece. She is, like my sweet niece, a "miracle of promise" loaned to you by a Gracious and Generous God! But, childhood is fleeting - too soon gone, but not to be forgotten!


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