Monday, September 29, 2008

Greg read a story
to the children tonight
It was called, Sophie and the New Baby
and in it, the little girl waits
with her daddy through a snow-lit night
while her baby brother is born

just sophie and her dad

then brother arrives
and Greg read it, the story about Sophie
the biggest girl
who waits with her dad for her brother
to be born

and fat tears splashed
into his lap
and onto the golden heads of
the children, who laughed
and said daddy, why are you crying
silly daddy

they laughed, but he cried more
because in our family
there is no big sister


Sara said...

This is beautiful--and heartbreaking. It made me cry. The idea of no big (in our case) brother resonates with me.

Meg said...

you husband seems so sweet.