Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time ~Oswald Chambers

Monday, October 11, 2010

Two Girls, An Ocean Apart

Across the ocean, a little girl waits for her family to come.

In my home, a little girl waits to meet her new sister.  And while she waits, she writes this poem.

To Lily
 From your sister Lauren

Lily's smile stretches wide
From one cheek to the other side.
It glows, she beams!  She laughs so long.
She smiles as she sings a Chinese song! 

Her voice is lovely like a dove,
Given from our God with love.
She sings and laughs and smiles with care
She makes people smile everywhere.

Her name Lily Claire Pingli
Is special for her and special to me
To her "Lily" means "love and favor"
To me "Lily" means "my sister forever."

Lily's wonderful, amazing, and smart.
She's lovely, true, and sweet at heart.
She's gorgeous, precious, pretty, plus
She's going to come and live with us!

It just doesn't get much sweeter than that.

The poet


  1. angela,
    How were you able to post this beautiful poem. I could hardly read it through streaming tears, and it wasn't written by one of my girls.
    Oh so sweet!

  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL - but would expect nothing less from Sweet Lauren!! I have made a copy to share with friends that would not get to read this!!! (Ang, thanks so much for sharing this, and for posting again!!! We have definitely missed the blog!!)

  3. Oh my gosh Lauren! You are SO gonna be a poet when you grow up! SO beautiful! Miss you SO much!


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