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Monday, January 08, 2007

Corinne Birthday Poem

I've been wanting to post this for a while, but here is a beautiful Birthday poem that Auntie Whitney wrote for Corinne on Corinne and Kaitlyns' birthday:

Dear Corinne,

My darling dear, forgive me, but I cannot tell a lie,
I'd much prefer to spend your birthday with you by my side,
But I'll tell you a little secret, I've never told a soul,
I heard it from a whispering willow a long long time ago.

A birthday girl is special, but a birthday angel is divine,
To bestow their birthday wishes all the Saints stand in line,
Every single angel, yes every single one,
Sings her Happy Birthday in choral unison.

Her candles are volcanoes,
Her balloons are shooting starts,
Her presents come from Earth and Sky and galaxies afar.

So Corinne, please know we'll celebrate you until you're 97,
And if you'll be strong, we'll try too, 'cause (shhhh)...
The cupcakes are better in heaven.

Corinne and Kaitlyn McCarthy were both due to be born 1 year and 4 days ago.
Whitney is a big lover of cupcakes! :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem... gave me the chills and brough tears to my eyes.

Love you all :)

Kim Hiatt

sarah said...

Liz,
What a beautiful poem. I know my little Logan is helping Corinne celebrate her birthday. As someone so perfectly put it when Logan passed away, "I can't think of a better place to grow up than Heaven."

I think it is true, and those words have given me great comfort when my heart has felt that it was breaking.

With Love,
Sarah (Mom to Cooper and Angel Logan)

Jill said...

Liz,
I have goose bumps all over my body. That poem was amazing. You need to print it out and frame it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. No other words.

Anonymous said...

Whitney, I always knew you were a beautiful lady, but your poem to Corinne and Kaitlyn puts you over the top. What a beautiful tribute to my grandadaugher Corinne and her sister. I miss Corinne terribly and wonder what the world would have held for this special angel. Kaitlyn is our miracle baby and she will always know her sister is there for her. Whitney, thank you for putting in words what was in my heart but I couldn't put on paper. It was such a beautiful tribute to the girls I will always love and cherish. Thank you from the botom of my heart.
Corinne