Friday, March 18, 2011

Michaiah Ruth Lanae

When I learned I was having a baby girl... all I could imagine was bows and dresses. I always wanted a lil girl growing up, didn't we all? What would I name her? 
I wanted her to have a unique, strong, beautiful name.
It wasn't as easy for me as the boys' names were.

Michaiah means... "who is like Yah?" kinda like a rhetorical question... NO ONE is like Yah! I've searched high and low... no one like Him!!! I pray my baby girl grows to know that in her knower.... no one like Jesus!!!! 
"Ruth" was going to be her middle name for sure. I wanted to honor my amazing mother. I think my mom would have been so excited about a lil grand daughter... I like to think she looks down and smiles on her grandbabies while she is praising her king in heaven.
Michaiah Ruth wasn't enough so I added Lanae, lol. As a young girl, I hated my name. I wanted my name to be Sophia, lol!!! As I grew older I came to love it, and because my mom had made it up just for me, I became proud of my name. It means "loving and kind". 
Michaiah Ruth Lanae <3

Kaya was 6 hours late of being born on the leap year (Feb. 29). She came March 1 at 6 am. She was the most beautiful little girl I had EVER seen. 5 lbs 10 oz  18 inches and just PRECIOUS!!!!
She was born in the midst of a very difficult time for our family... but brought joy and laughter with her arrival. I never knew... I could be so blessed.
In a time where my heart had been bruised and broken with loss, I was overjoyed with the gift of a precious princess, she completed me, she completed us.... the boys were absolutely crazy about her.                  
 It's been 3 years... hard to believe. They really do grow up so fast. Yesterday Kaya was singing to me, she was singing "I love you momma". These are the moments worth all the trial, the precious moments of life.
I knew she liked to sing, like her momma, but yesterday I heard her amazing voice.... I pray God gives her the desire to use it for his Glory. That she would sing songs that glorify our creator, that she would use her talent to win souls for Christ.
Here is one of her favorite songs to sing, it just blesses me when she out of no where starts to sing this song.....

I give myself away

I pray this is true in her life... I pray she never settles for less than she is worth.
I pray she knows her worth in Christ.... Oh God, I pray for my daughter.... I give her back to you, because I know you love her more than I ever could. I want her to be helplessly in love with you. I pray she never strays from her faith, that she gives herself to you Father.
Bless my baby girl, help me to be the mother I need to be, give me grace and mercy, teach me, lead me, and give me the ability to raise her up in the way she should go.

Michaiah, you have given me so much in your 3 little years. You have brought me so much joy. So much laughter.... you are such a funny little girl. I love to sing to and with you. I love the way you touch my face and comfort me when I am down. I love your heart baby girl.... You have the world at your fingers my sweet baby. When God is on your side.... nothing can come against you. I love you and treasure you. You complete me <3
Michaiah Ruth, you make mama proud!!!!

An Angel Left Her Wings

© Tina M. Marascia
I have this little angel. For me she left her wings.
She has no idea how much happiness she truly brings.
She brightens up my days with her smiles and her laughs.
She helps me to remember all the blessings that I have.

Her face, it is so perfect, she's sweet and soft and pure.
Sometimes she can be willful and sometimes she is demure.
She tries her very hardest to please and do what's right.
She gives the greatest hugs from morning until night.

Every person that has known her sees this light within her soul
I know that in this whole great world, she has a special role.
She's helpful and considerate to everyone she knows
This light in her shines brighter as my angel grows.

When she sees someone is sad, it opens up her heart.
She wants to do all that she can; she wants to do her part.
She'll squeeze away the sorrow and make me forget about my pain.
She shows me where the sun is when we're hiding from the rain.

I know that God must love me, He showed me with His Grace
I knew just how completely when I saw my angel's face.
And in that very moment when she came into my world,
I knew that she was so much more than just my baby girl.

She would be my sunshine, with a sweetness that won't end.
And when she grows up one day she would be my closest friend.
She would be the reason I would always try my best.
For my little angel baby girl would be my greatest test.

When God entrusts to you an angel, who has left her wings for you.
Encircle her with love with everything you do.
Let her know God made her, and that He trusts you with her care.
Be sure to make time for special moments with her to share.

And when at night she finally says her prayers and goes to sleep
I Thank Him for my angel, and ask for him to always keep
A watchful eye and hand to protect her from this world.
Protect my little angel; protect my baby girl.

Source: An Angel Left Her Wings, Daughter Poems


  1. Such a sweet post and such a sweet, beautiful little girl, Lanae! I love her name!