Friday, May 22, 2009

Couldn't Have Said it Better Myself!

My friend KK sent me this poem today, and I love, love, LOVE it! (love her, too!)

A poem for all mothers in waiting...

I have longed and waited.
I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.

Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.

I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore, and discover.
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream.

My dream will be crying for me.
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child.
Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.

I will be a better mother for all that I have endured. I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend, and sister because I have known pain.
I know disillusionment, as I have been betrayed by my own body. I have been tried by fire and hell that many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.

I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.

So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort. I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.
I listen.

And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely.
I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth when life is beyond hard.

I have learned a compassion that only comes by walking in those shoes.
I have learned to appreciate life.
Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.


C and C Mommy said...

Totally understand the message!!

I look at my two children and sometimes think of the two that I lost. I always know that God gave me exactly who He wanted me to have!!

The Vincents est. 2004 said...

This poem has brought me to tears, as it says every thought I have had. I pray for you every night and think of you often. I know we aren't close friends but I want you to know that there is a bond formed by our experiences. And this is an experience that I wish you had been spared. My heart breaks for you because I can still feel the monthly heartbreak of negative tests each month. Our blessing was discovered 24 months after we started trying. I truly believe yours is on it's way. God bless!!!

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