God made the world with towering trees,
Majestic mountains and restless seas.
Then paused and said, “It needs one more thing…
Someone to laugh and dance and sing.
To walk in the wood and gather flowers…
To commune with nature in quiet hours.”
So God made little girls
With laughing eyes and bouncing curls,
With joyful hearts and infectious smiles,
Enchanting ways and feminine wiles.
And when He’d completed the task He’d begun.
He was pleased and proud of the job He’d done.
For the world, when seen through little girl’s eyes
Greatly resembled Paradise.
I read this poem the other day and it made my heart smile. I was just days away from finding out what baby #2’s gender was going to be. Almost everyone I knew was saying it was going to be a boy. I think folks wanted me to have a boy and it was just wishful thinking. I am having another girl and am really happy about it. I can’t figure out why everyone else isn’t. Some of my closest friends and family have openly expressed disappointment in me having another girl. I wasn’t even sure how to respond to that disappointment.
I think families are great if they are all girls or all boys or a mix of each. I grew up one of three girls and it was amazing. With sisters you make up songs and dance routines in the family room. And only a sister will analyze every detail of what your secret crush said to you in math class, and the 7,000 ways that could possibly be interpreted. My sisters and I are all best friends to this day. I am beyond thrilled that my daughter is going to have a sister to share life with, share clothes with, share secrets with. I can’t think of a better gift that I could ever give her.