Six days from now, my sweet little niece, Abigail Joy, will be a year old! I will be out of town on her birthday, so I thought I would write about her now. Through looking in a name book, I discovered that Abigail means “a father’s joy.” Abby, as we call her, is the spitting image of her daddy, and I know that she is a joy to him. She has been a joy to all of us. My mom watches her 3 days a week, and in this picture, she is sitting in her little pool in the backyard. I know it has been a joy for my sister and her husband to see all those marvelous “firsts” that come with an infant…………………first smile, first tooth, first laugh, first step, etc. I know that Abby will continue to bring joy to her family, and it is my prayer that as she grows older, there will be joy in Heaven as Abby chooses to become a partaker of God’s great salvation. (Acts 2:38)
Below is an acrostic poem that I wrote for Abby’s baby shower. Happy Birthday Abby!
Auntie Carol’s long awaited niece
Bundle of joy from the Prince of Peace
Immediately, you were enjoyed by all
God’s special gift, so delicate, so small
Ann’s long awaited promise child
Imagine dad’s joy when you first smiled
Long slender fingers and cute tiny toes
Just waiting to be held by all, I suppose
Overflowing, our hearts, with thanks to God above
You, sweet Abby, we shower with love.