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The Gift
Precious Gracen Alyse
Precious Gracen Alyse
The Gift

Four years ago in Heaven, I was anxious to see the world.
To meet my Mom and Dad... they prayed I'd be a girl.

When the Lord asked me if I would go, and complete this family,
I ran and found my brother; he cried tears of joy for me.

Aiden told me that they needed someone who's special just like me.
I told him I would do my best, and he hugged me lovingly.

On the day of my departure, the Lord came to me and said,
I want for you to bear this gift. It's special, please don't dread.

I told Him I would love to share His gift with all the world.
He gave me strength and love and health to make it full of furor.

Upon my unexpected arrival into the world so big,
My Mom and Dad so worried as I was not a "normal" kid.

As weeks went on, I tried to remember what the Lord had asked of me,
That the gift would not be easy for most of the world to see.

As my heart grew stronger, day by day, my family fell in love.
They held me, fed me, kissed me, and knew they'd been blessed from up above.

At times when my family's down, a gentle pat from me they need.
Or my bright, white smile, or scrunched up nose or face they long to see.

I think I understand what the Lord has given me.
The nature of my innocence, and love I give for free.

And now I know the purpose that He sent so lovingly,
Only special people see the gift He placed with care in me.

Love, Aunt Kristi




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Stacia Gill, United States, TX
8/31/2013 1:09:31 PM
What an amazing poem!! Love this family, they are all precious!!

Jennifer Crosby , United States, TX
8/31/2013 9:49:12 AM
Wow

Nelda Lynn Walker, United States, TX
8/23/2013 9:50:17 PM
Precious, precious story and precious, precious family

Nanette G. Johnson, United States, TX
8/13/2013 9:25:42 AM
Lovely poem and must be incredibly special since it was written by her Aunt Kristi. Gracen is a beautiful girl and I am sure she is full of love. She is lucky to have a special MOM like Kami. God bless you all.

Mariah Martinez, United States, TX
8/13/2013 8:51:15 AM
Gracen is such a wonderful, happy, smart, and beautiful little girl! Thanks for sharing poem!

Jan Wiese, United States, TX
8/12/2013 9:52:49 PM
Gracen and her mother are two of the most wonderful people in the world. They are kind, good, and are a blessing to all who know them.

Marc Minter, United States, GA
8/12/2013 9:04:36 PM
That was such a beautiful poem Kristi, Gracen is blessed to have you as an aunt...and Kami as a Mom :).

MELISSA MALLORY, United States, TX
8/12/2013 6:04:12 PM
Beautiful story. Thank you so much for writing it and then for sharing it.

Felix Garza III, United States, TX
8/12/2013 3:52:59 PM
great poem

Jo Ann Mills, United States, TX
8/12/2013 3:39:42 PM
Beautiful poem about a beautiful little girl!

Laurie Walker Coles, United States, TX
8/12/2013 3:09:02 PM
Great! Touching!

Anne Vedrode, United States, TX
8/12/2013 1:25:18 PM
Gracin hardy has the biggest heart being such a little girl. I have grown to love her and smile everytime I see her. This is a wonderdul story!!!

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