New Life.

She was new in my life,

Her birth gave new meaning to me.

I saw her grow through childhood,

Through to adulthood

Into the beautiful woman she became.


Once more I will see new life

As my daughter gives birth,

Birth to a young one

Into her world,

Into my world.

A world where joy will abound,

Where love will be given

To the mother,

To the father,

But especially to the child.

That love will never fail

As I will be there,

Surrounding my family,

With all my love.


  • dusk arising

    That unconditional love for our offspring is a wonderful thing. I know the rewards grandchildren bring to us in our senior years.
    Such joy.

    I hope your words were well received, as they are here.

    • Goldfinch60

      So true d a, I have had our youngest grandchild (she is 15 months the eldest was 29 years a couple of weeks ago!) with me this weekend (plus her mum and dad of course) and had a wonderful time.

      Thank you d a, they were.

    • orchidee

      A lovely write Gold.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Orchi.

        • orchidee

          You making early preps for 1066 reunion?!

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          THANKS UNCLE ANDY - ANGELA here (10:30pm Tuesday !) Brian & I love Autumn Leaves - any version ! Thanks for the Poem - lovely ! At 32 I should be a MAMMA by now - but GOD has His own timings ! I cant wait to get back to Essex (Im missing the 90F + heatwave !) and I love Autumn in Essex. Its still Winter here & Weather has been 15C (59F) today !

          Every Blessing & Joy for You & Yours
          Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Angela, home soon and a great deal to come into your life in the coming months.

          • Fay Slimm

            A truly delightful poetic welcome to the newest family member dear Andy - Congratulations on the birth of a grand daughter and am sure she will treasure these words when she is grown....... thank you for sharing them here.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you for your kind words Fay but I wrote this for somebody else who had a new granddaughter.

            • Suresh

              GP's - to GC's
              distant yet close
              not responsible, yet more caring
              compassionate, yet patient

              • Goldfinch60

                "If I had known that grandchildren could be so much fun I would have had them first!"

                • Suresh

                  That's the difference between being responsible vs caring
                  We are responsible for our children

                • Silkseduction

                  Beautiful- you did a great job!

                  -Lauren xx

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Lauren, most kind.

                  • Silkseduction

                    Beautiful- you did a great job!

                    -Lauren xx

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