Sweet and cuddly as you can be.
Always after anything that you see.
Reaching to get it and put it in your mouth.
And examine it thoroughly only after you take it out.
Happily and carefree you go about.
Sarah, you’re such a sweet little baby girl.
There’s none other like you in all the world.
Your Mommy and Daddy are happy to have you.
And for your brother and sister they’re happy too.
I don’t like that I live in another state,
And that between each visit I have so long to wait.
I love to hug you and hold you so very very much,
Just to have your little hands my face to touch.
Truly children are a gift from God,
And to be treasured here and above,
And showered with praise, attention, affection and love.
I knoe your Mommy and Daddy will give you all of these,
As much as and more than you’ll ever need.
To my niece.
October 15, 1988