Wednesday, June 13, 2012

my favourite things/ kiddies and babies

they just popped out
the morning sun warm
the breeze fresh
the children putting out the horses to pasture
a baby wrapped cozy in my arms
a three day visit gift
from a friend
my heart full

they just popped out
these two like their mama
one boy
one girl
him bigger
preparing the way
for her to follow
a mature mom
calm in her way
no fear
nuzzling me
letting the hounds
sniff and bond
contented baa sounds
filling the morning air
as she talks and they listen and baby baa back
already they suckle and stand wobbly
then strong and find the warmth of fresh colostrum
pure milk

This little baby too
a ransomed little one
known by the Father before we ever dreamed of her
now safe in the embrace
of a community
a mother
and two brothers
and all our love

This village will raise her
because we hold as one together
loving the forgotten
protecting the weak
her birth weight of a few pounds
now grown to eight
her mind clear
her body sound
we her family...

they just popped out
these two baas

yesterday God had me prepare
the birthing stall

He knew

I obeyed

and today
such happy little being alive sounds
these little lives wrapped five months
in hiding
now known
and treasured

this little girl
eyes bright
gooing such delightful alive sounds

these songs
of new birth

so sweet

kiddies and babies
my favourite things


  1. And the seasons come and go and once again I am reminded of visits to the goats and baby baa's with my kids and your kids and Barb's kids too. I'll be digging up another photo to post on FB. That little village has raised so many, some close, some far but always near in my memory.

    1. I would love to see some old photos! I remember those times with fondness.

  2. You captured new birth so well...♥

    1. I have three more mama goats to pop babies hopefully when the grandkids are here in just over a week! so exciting!

  3. He knew.

    I obeyed.

    In birth, in death, in the living in-between. What a message!

    Midwifery at her best,

    1. I hope you are able to come back and see my baby pictures of today... at least of the goats...the little girl is not ours to show off :)

  4. Dear Susan,

    I came back and said to myself, "I don't remember seeing these the first time." That's because they weren't here! Silly me!

    Mama goat looks like she is smiling, so proud of herself! Glory to God!

    I'm so glad I made a second trip,

    1. Yay! You did come back! And yes, I believe she is finally meet face to face with these little ones she has incubated all these months...

  5. There is something so precious about this . . about you and what you write. Crying. Your faith is soooo alive it pours through the screen and I feel like one of those kiddies, comforted and secure with you, because of the One in whom you believe. :) Thank you and God bless! -deb

  6. All I can say is, I wish I could have been there. Births always make me cry. The miracle of it all grabs my heart --- and after reading this, I can see how it grabs yours. The pictures are just beyond beautiful and makes me want to bed down with them in that hay!!!! I have to admit, I had tears in my eyes, too!

    1. Cora... you are so welcome at this birthing! It is those first snuggles from humans that keep them wanting to come back for more! And... I did snuggle down in the hay with them :)