Precious

Every small step so precious

Every smile so sincere

Like a small gift from heaven

Every child’s so dear


And how about another kind of baby… the lyric in this song was the first thing I thought of…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – baby https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/26/fowc-with-fandango-baby/

Picture from Ivone De Melo at Pexels

Stella

It had been too early.  She came into the world so small.  She was only 5 pounds and 4 ounces.  She was about 5 weeks ahead of schedule.  Her mom had been released from the hospital, but it had been Stella’s first home for 3 weeks while she grew a little bit more.

Today was the day though.  She would be coming home, and mom and dad couldn’t be happier.  The nursery was ready and waiting.  They had to finish it in the weeks after she was born while waiting for this moment.  Dad was putting the car seat into the car while Mom was gathering the first clothes Stella would be wearing.

They arrived at the hospital and were so happy to be able to hold their daughter.  The doctor and nurses talked to them about all they should know and filled out the discharge paperwork.  This was it, finally, Mom, Dad and Stella all walked out of the hospital.  A happy family on homecoming day!

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – homecoming https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/30/fowc-with-fandango-homecoming/

Crying For Someone To Care

She cries and nobody hears her

Her stomach growls but no one brings food

She sleeps in filth and nobody will clean her

Her heart craves love but no one will hold her

This baby was abandoned

Left for a chance to get high

Left for a quick fix

The pull of the drug

Was stronger than family

Will her parents learn soon enough

To save this innocent life

Or will she be another statistic

Left alone to die…