“On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.’
Because there had never been anyone like you…ever in the world.
So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain that they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.
Until everyone heard it and everyone knew of the one and only ever you.
Not once had there been such eyes, such a nose, and such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
When your big sister heard, she danced until dawn.
So whenever you doubt just how special you are and you wonder who loves you, how much and how far, listen for the geese honking high in the sky. They’re singing a song to remember you by.
If the moon stays up until morning one day, or a ladybug lands and decides to stay, or a little bird sits at your window awhile, it’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile.
For never before in story or rhyme, not even once upon a time, has the world ever known a you my friend, and it never will, not ever again…
Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born.”
On the Night You Were Born
By: Nancy Tillman