Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Emma's First Birthday Invitation

Invitations embellished with pink ribbons and sparkling crystals announced the first birthday celebration for Emma, my early Valentine.

'Twas the day before Valentine's, when in the Lord's lap,

An infant was stirring, curling up for a nap.

On Earth a Mommy and Daddy joined hearts in prayer,

In hopes their sweet baby soon would be there.

The child nestled snugly against Jesus' breast,

And angels sang lullabies to coax her to rest.

With fluttering eyelids, breaths yielding and deep,

The child settled in for a long blissful sleep.

Suddenly the flutter of angel wings caused such a flurry,

She opened her eyes to see what was the hurry.

Jesus caressed her cheek softly, His gaze turning toward Earth.

"Precious child," the Lord whispered, "It is time for your birth."


When, what to our wondering eyes should appear,

But a heaven sent Valentine so precious and dear.

Sunlight on the face of the newly-born girl

Gave the luster of heaven to our spot in the world.

We marveled at skin soft and rosy on small body parts;

She took her place in our arms as the queen of our hearts.

Her eyes -- how they twinkled! her heart -- Valentine carob!

Her cheeks were like roses, just kissed by a cherub!

Her sweet little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

Her life stretching before us pure white as the snow.

She was lovely and pink, a delicate pearl;

We thanked God when we saw her, our sweet little girl.

As we held her we cried, hearts overflowing with love,

"We thank God for Emma, our Valentine from above!"


You Are Invited

Join Us as We Crown

Emma Lawrence

Queen of Hearts

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

6 o'clock p.m.

Joe and Melissa Lester

RSVP ...

Top right photo by Allison Hilyer


Lara Gisela said...

It's absolutely beautiful!!! You are so gifted. Thanks for sharing.

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh, it's so girly and beautiful. I love big bows!

Tammy said...

Love it!! I have some questions about the BBA that you started up. Could email me so I can send my questions to you. We are thinking of trying something like that this summer. My email: tadybug23@yahoo.com
Thank you!

Kristen said...

That made me get all teary! Our Lauren was born the 12th last year and I call her my early Valentine...I'm printing that out to put in her book - I love it!

Leigh said...

you quite possibly are the most creative person I know!! I am so glad i have you on board to help me with Jewels next year!! It will be sooo AMAZING having your talent to help! =)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So sweet! You are a marvel, Melissa!


Sheila :-)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Just beautiful, your early Valentine!!!!

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

You are so full with the Lord's love for your children ~ it glows through your blog ~ through your creativity ~ through your sharing of ideas with others.

maryanne420 said...

that is just beautiful! your daughter is so blessed to have a mom like you.

Emily Stringer said...

Random Question, You don't know me however, I love your poems on your daughter's birthday invitations. I was wondering if you ever write them for other people?? I am really not good at that sort of thing and i would love to do something similar for my daughters birthday in April. I think i am going to have a cupcake themed party. Thank you!

Debbie said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! I loved every word of it...

Nancy said...

yep, I teared up too, just visualizing a babe on His lap :)
beautiful, dear friend, absulutely beautiful.

Heather said...

Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! I LOVE your blog! You are so creative & your babies are beautiful...love the beach pics in the sidebar!
This was a beautiful invitation!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are the classiest, girl -
Loving this idea!

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