Our hopes and dreams for you, dear Grace
Were fulfilled the day you came.
When you arrived, there were no cries.
Dad baptized you and gave you your name.
Mom carried you for nine short months.
We held you for a while.
We knew we had to let you go...
A day we could not smile.
You were set free from all of your chains.
Your sins already forgiven.
We knew you'd know no pain or tears, when
Your time of grace was known by God.
He knew it would only be hours.
We planned to bring you home with us.
Instead, we brought home flowers.
We imagined sharing our lives with you
And expected years of "fuss",
But God had a much better plan.
You spent your life with us.
You are held close in Jesus' arms.
We know there is no other
Who could keep you safe from harm,