Saturday, May 15, 2010

Poem that I found....Don't know who wrote it!!!!

A birthday

It’s my Childs birthday today
He just went dashing by me
His eyes are sparkling with the excitement only meant for today.
Presents, kisses, hugs, cake, ice cream
It all seems so natural
It’s a day for looking back and looking forward.

Its’ my child’s birthday today
But there’s something very different happening inside of me
This should be a day of complete joy
A day for thanksgiving
But I’m stopped in the midst of all this excitement
I’m stopped because my thoughts are with “someone” else for a time.

It’s my child’s birthday today
I have no memories of his life growing inside of me and fighting to be released.
I have no memories from the beginning months of his life
Another “someone” was there
Another “someone” suffered for my joy.
It’s my child’s birthday today
But “someone” somewhere is feeling emptiness inside
I wonder if she is wondering
Wondering who he looks like
Wondering how big-how small
Wondering if he laughs much
Wondering if he will wonder someday, too.

It’s my child’s birthday today
And in the midst of this blessed day that was given to me
I have a prayer
Oh, God that I many never forget that “someone” suffered so much to give life to my child. That “someone” loved my child so very much in that she gave him the right to live. May I never forget for a moment and especially now, today, to offer a prayer of thanks for that “someone”, and that you, dear God, can always be there by that “someone” to help her through the hurts she will have when she stops to think that today is “my child’s birthday”. Amen