~ The Cost of a Baby ~

‘How much do babies cost?’ said he
The other night upon my knee;
And then I said: ‘They cost a lot;


A lot of watching by a cot,
A lot of sleepless hours and care,
A lot of heartache and despair,
A lot of fear and trying dread,
And sometimes many tears are shed
In payment for our babies small,
But every one is worth it all.

‘For babies people have to pay
A heavy price from day to day-
There is no way to get one cheap.

Why, sometimes when they’re fast asleep
You have to get up in the night
And go and see that they’re all right.

But what they cost in constant care
And worry, does not half compare
With what they bring of joy and bliss…
You’d pay much more for just a kiss.

‘Who buys a baby has to pay
A portion of the bill each day;
He has to give his time and thought
Unto the little one he’s bought …

He has to stand a lot of pain
Inside his heart and not complain;
And pay with lonely days and sad
For all the happy hours he’s had.

All this a baby costs, and yet
His smile is worth it all, you bet.’
~ Edgar Albert Guest

January 29, 2021 - 6:26 pm

Gigi Love you, Grandma! xxoo

January 29, 2021 - 6:16 pm

Gigi Thank you, Regina!!! He’s such a blessing to our family!

January 29, 2021 - 6:15 pm

Gigi Thank you! 🙂 Hugs!!

January 29, 2021 - 6:15 pm

Gigi I love Luther, too! 😉

January 29, 2021 - 6:14 pm

Gigi Linda, that is so neat! Lovelyn just received three letters from Lily in a span of seven days – I think the mail system was backlogged. So, please tell Lily that Lovelyn’s letter is on it’s way (as of Monday). God bless you!

January 25, 2021 - 4:34 am

Linda Oh my word he’s got to be the cutest little boy !! Oh and my daughter Katie keeps wanting me to tell you that I am Lily’s nana (who Loelyn) writes to – penpal. Katie keeps saying “Have you told that to Gigi in a comment mum” and I keep forgetting, so now you know. Blessings to you 🙂 (Lily is always super excited when she gets a new letter !!) x ~ Nana Linda

January 23, 2021 - 2:17 am

Brenda Clair (Gigi’s Mom) So sweet xo I love the poem and I love Luther too. xo

January 21, 2021 - 9:08 pm

Monica He is so cute!!

January 18, 2021 - 6:04 pm

Lynnea Precious boy! Beautiful photos! Sweet memories to cherish! ❤️

January 18, 2021 - 4:34 pm

TERESA@ SF Awwww, yes babies and children are priceless. What a handsome little guy he is!

January 18, 2021 - 2:58 pm

Gramma Cardinal Such a handsome boy! He has your hair! x

January 17, 2021 - 11:03 am

Regina Shea What a beautiful poem! I love it and what a sweet baby. I want to come up there and give him a big fat kiss. Those cheeks!