Lately I’ve been wishing she’d stay home for a while.
I miss her when she leaves me and sometimes when she’s here.
I see her smile so seldom before it disappears.
I’ve been hurting lately whenever Jesse cries.
Lately I’ve been troubled by the stranger in her eyes.
A blue-eyed wake-up call from God who caught us unaware,
Jesse came into our lives with no time to prepare.
For all these years,
through joy and tears,
she’s been our blessed child.
And I’ve been thinking lately …
… about seeing Jesse smile …