Joy Realized ~ Prized Heritage: Poems For Karina

A bouquet for Karina

A bouquet for Karina

I no longer do, but for nearly twenty years, I worked as a baby nurse. I’ve attended many deliveries, held hundreds of newborns and seen countless tears by overjoyed parents.  No matter how often I witnessed the birth of a newborn, though, it never diminished my awe of the event.

Babies are a miracle from God.  Their arrival into this world brings a joy like nothing else.

It was an honor for me to write the following poems on behalf of Karina (Karina’s Thought) and her husband Kevin, in celebration of the birth of their first child, a son. 

One, Two, Three ~ Joy Realized

One cry from a newborn babe,
Our lives, now completely changed.
One glimpse at a tiny face,
Our plans, now rearranged.

Two eyes gazing back at us,
Our pride, now overflows.
Two hands, reaching out in trust,
Our love, now ever grows.

Three lives making family,
Our hearts, now intertwined.
Three souls meeting finally,
Our joy, now realized.

Although newborns typically bring much joy, there is also an inherent responsibility for the parents.  God forms a child in the mother’s womb, and then delegates the upbringing to mere humans.  The good news for parents, especially first time ones, is that He does not leave them to flounder, trying to figure out what to do in trying to raise their precious little one.

Contained within the pages of God’s Word are numerous passages and illustrations, teaching us how to raise our children.  To do it right, we must use Scripture as our sole authority.  Adding in the godly wisdom of Christian mentors and prayer supporters provides the path to successful parenting, especially in these troubled times.

Prized Heritage

Precious angels,
Blessed miracles;
Entrusted to us,
  Their hearts pliable.

Priceless treasures,
Needing to know;
Dependent on us,
So, Truth we must show.

Purposed offspring,
God’s own reward;
Expected from us,
To train in the Lord.

Prized heritage,
Gifts to raise right;
Requires that by us
On God we rely.

****

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Psalm 127:3
NKJV

Many blessings Karina and Kevin!
With love, Sue
09/2014

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17 thoughts on “Joy Realized ~ Prized Heritage: Poems For Karina

  1. Karina Susanto

    Reblogged this on Karina's Thought and commented:
    Hello dear friends, this time I taking the time to stopping by to say our gratitude to all of you for the support and prayer. On September 16th ago was born our first baby boy named Andrew Timothy. This was a great gift, miracle and blessing from God to us. We give thanks to God that the birth process was runs smoothly. And another wonderful blessing to us is, my sister Sue Nash wrote beautiful poems as a special gift to me.

    Sister Sue, thank you very much for these beautiful poems. I and my husband will never forget what you have done to us. Thank you for the important message behind the poems. We will always remember it. We love you, sis! And we love you all.

    Karina, Kevin and Andrew

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  2. Dawn

    Congratulations to Karina and Kevin! These poems are wonderful, and would be a great keepsake for Andrew Timothy. Children truly are a blessing from the Lord!

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  3. Wendy Macdonald

    Sue, what precious poems of celebration and encouragement these are for Karina and her husband. And what a blessing you must have been for all those new babies and their parents. I remember well and appreciate the kindnesses the nurses, doctors, and midwives showed to us.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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