this is REALLY ruby's tuesday
a perfect little blessing given one year ago, today
we brought you home and life started over, that sunny afternoon in may
right from the start you surprised us, your wary mom & dad
you didn't scream & stay up all night like your older brother had
all through the summer you slept and slept, no matter what we did
you were very content
and rarely peeked out
of the soft cotton sling where you hid
as the days turned colder you found a voice and began to let us know
you were bored!
you were frustrated!
and so happy! to be letting it show
holding toys was exciting, you were sated for awhile
but the next month it grew old, when can I sit up like that child?
and on it went with you rushing towards one milestone after another
of course, we realized, she is only trying to catch up to her brother
your brother has loved you from the start, after an initial burst of doubt
when told you would someday sleep in his crib he responded with "dump wuby out"
in the crib you are (with his mobile, too) and no dumping has taken place
he is now thrilled to have you around and searches for your smiling face
we decided on "Ruby" New Year's Eve, after we saw Walk the Line
an old fashioned name for our brand new girl seemed to suit us fine
many ask if the name followed the hair and are surprised when the answer is no
I can now see the name arrived for the girl who fills our lives with a rosy glow
Happy Birthday, miss bubles. We love you so much it makes us sick. (in a good way)