When I had my first-born 15 years ago, I made up a little song to sing to her while I rocked her at night....(to the tune of 'Jesus Loves the Little Children')
"Mama loves her little Lizbeth,
cutest little Lizbeth in the world...
She is cute and sweet and smart
And so dear to Mama's heart.
Mama loves the cutest Lizbeth in the world..."
I have sung this song a million times to all three children with their names (Sam, Grace..) inserted in the appropriate spot. Yes, it was very off-tune--but, nonetheless, it was our song. I'm sure I am not the only Mom who has done this--even my Mom shared that she has a special song she made up for Grace to the tune of "Showers of Blessings!"
Yesterday, I found myself humming the song and I inserted "Bella's" name in it. My heart was full when I thought of the blessing I will receive to be able to sing my special ditty to one more little Burckhard. What a precious gift that will be!