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The new baby boy will be here just 8 days from now. Mr. & Mrs. Brown are very tired, and lately, we have been physically, emotionally, and spiritually taxed (her more so than me).

Below is a poem I wrote when Tara was pregnant six years ago with Donovan. It’s been on my mind lately, so I revised it a little and I’m posting it here. (Click on the link below to read the poem.)



5 comments on “Gestation

  1. Myrna R
    September 22, 2010

    Beautiful poem. Many blessings.

  2. robertdaylin
    September 22, 2010

    Thank you for the kind words, Myrna.

  3. Darlene
    September 22, 2010

    Beautiful. I love the connection of 40 days,weeks,years and new life.

  4. robertdaylin
    September 23, 2010

    Hi Darlene,

    That metric of 40 years (or days or weeks) has always fascinated me. Check out this post I wrote back in 2008 called “Every Forty Years“…you may find it interesting also.

    Let me know what you think.


  5. Marcie
    September 25, 2010

    What a beautiful tribute to the woman you love and the children God has given you! Congratulations to you and Tara!

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