A Poem for My Baby Girl

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

DedicationLast weekend, we celebrated my baby girl’s Dedication with an intimate ceremony at our church and a family party at our house. I would like to share the poem that I wrote for her ceremony. If you would like to check out the poem that I wrote for my son’s Dedication two years ago – the poem that also explains the name of my blog – please click here.

Through your beautiful, natural birth,
We learned that you are a trusted guide, always pointing us in the right direction.

In your lovely eyes,
We see a deep wisdom, a pure sagacity that will only grow with time.

In your firm grip,
We feel a fierce strength, a vitality that will navigate life’s winding path.

In your sweet voice,
We hear unadulterated joy, a life spring from which you will always drink.

In your bright smile,
We see a radiant spirit, one that easily and quickly lights up the lives of others.

In your infectious laughter,
We sense an enthusiasm for life, the kind that can throw light upon encroaching shadows.

In your vibrant movements,
We see a zestful energy, a lively essence that can inspire others to action.

In your steady gaze,
We see commitment, a sense of loyalty and deliberation that will comfort those around you.

Through your heart,
Once beating within Mama’s body, and forever echoing the palpation of our love for you,
We see you – as the loving child you are now and as the strong, beautiful woman you will one day be;
We feel you – and all the authenticity and originality that you bravely bring to this world;
We hear you – We are deeply listening, always listening;
We feel you – nested unflinchingly in our hearts and in the most profound places of our being;
We give you – all that we are: our love, our faith, our hope.
We thank you – for being all that you are and for making our family’s life complete.

- Charise Rohm Nulsen

To see pictures from this special day, please visit my Wordless Wednesday post.

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1 Jaime October 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

It’s beyond sweet for her to have this poem to look back on :)
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2 Charise Rohm Nulsen October 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

Thank you, Jaime!

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3 TJ October 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

Awwww! That’s so sweet! We have a baby dedication coming up for our second son soon. I never thought about writing a poem! That is such a sweet idea.
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4 annie October 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

So sweet! What a wonderful idea to write a poem for her to look back on, this is an idea I may have to to for our baby girl :)
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5 Melanie Schemanski October 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That is beautiful, she will treasure that forever

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6 Shane@EnviroBooty October 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

Charise that is so beautiful! I somehow missed you could write poetry. What a gift to give your daughter. :)
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7 The Detox Diva October 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

Oh she is the most beautiful little girl! The poem was lovely and that is such a priceless gift she will one day treasure and maybe pass onto her little girl!!
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8 OneMommy October 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

What an absolutely beautiful poem!
I know she will cherish it one day.

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9 Dionna @ Code Name: Mama October 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

What a beautiful poem :)
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10 Momma Jorje October 29, 2012 at 1:19 am

Thank you for sharing this. I feel almost rude for only complimenting you on her looks so often, but that is what we SEE in these photos… she looks like an actual doll. Beautiful!
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11 Taylor October 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

That poem is so sweet. BTW, your daughter is a cutie! :)
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12 Melissa October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

This is such a beautiful poem, Charise! Baby Sister is sure to cherish it as she gets older. She;s lucky to have a mama like you!
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13 Jennifer Hoffman October 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Absolutely beautiful, Charise! I love it and she will, too!

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14 Joella @ Fine and Fair November 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm

This is SO beautiful Charise!
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15 Amy November 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Charise, that is SO beautiful! She will absolutely cherish this once she is grown! <3 LOVE
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16 Angela November 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

This is truly beautiful! Such a wonderful idea, she will love this once she is grown :)
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17 marche February 1, 2013 at 8:52 am

Ohh how so sweet..making poem is a very good idea,.

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