Friday, January 2, 2009

Twas The Night Before Gunner Came

'Twas the night before Gunner came
I walked through my house.
The rooms have been tidied and
Snot marks removed from the couch.
The laundry's been done, the sheets have been changed
The car has been cleaned, all bags have been packed
I even have a stash for a midnight hospital snack.

'Twas the night before Gunner came,
I walked through my house
Knowing that tomorrow few things will be the same.
My Masie Kate will be the big boss (I mean sister) of two.
Precious baby Katelyn, I wonder how she will do?
Tomorrow will bring this chapter to a close.
The beginning of a new season will be here with dawn.
As I lay down to sleep the memory of this chapter in my heart they will keep.

'Twas the night before Gunner came,
I really don't know him except for his name.
His eyes, the color of his hair - if he has dimples
Will his skin be olive or fair?
Down to the details of his tiny toes are still a mystery to me...
But are details my God knows.
These secrets are kept and written by God's hand
In the book of Gunner's life which is about to begin.

'Twas the night before Gunner came
I lay all I love at God's feet.
A simple yet precious offering my god will receive.
My heart is so full, overflowing yet incomplete.
Tomorrow God will open a door of my heart.
The love for my Gunner will never part.
God doesn't just make room to squeeze a little more love into your life.
He opens our heart - expands it a little.
Before you know it your love tank is just the right size and fit as a fiddle.
'Twas the night before Gunner came...
I know you Lord will be in the room -
Handing him to me.
My children are yours.
On loan for a while -
May all I give to them leave You with a smile.
I am your girl and You are my God.
'Twas the night before Gunner came
I sleep now with your approving nod!