Thursday, August 14, 2008

One year ago tonight - at 10:58 pm - Elijah came into this rough world. Unbeknownst to all of us, it was going to be a rocky start. And while today holds some pretty bad memories, I’m feeling an overwhelming sense of peace today. Thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes you’ve all sent us this past year. With God’s help and all of you cheering us on, who knows what Elijah will be able to accomplish in the years to come!

I wrote the following a couple nights ago when I couldn’t sleep. Here’s to Elijah...

Mommy’s Silly Little Poem

Dear Elijah,
My boy, my boy you’re growing so fast
Is it possible that a year has now past?
Did you know I loved you before you were born?
From the moment I saw those two lines one early morn?
On second thought...
It was earlier than was before I knew
that inside of me your little body grew
Someday you will see all you’ve overcome
You’ve had your fair share of trials...and then some
If I could I’d certainly take your place,
But you handle it better than me...with a smile on your face
Your one year has been much more amazing than my twenty-six
You’ve taught me so much; some things I just can’t fix
It sure hasn’t happened the way I thought it would
I’ve learned life is clouded by thinking about “should”
I try not to remember the things I want to forget
So much was washed away the moment we met
Oh, forgive your cheesy mother with her silly little poem
Someday you will be older and away from me you’ll roam
But, today, my boy, I’ll hold you dear
And make sure I tell you loud and clear
I love you my boy more than you’ll ever know
And no matter what, I can’t wait to watch you grow.
I love you my little “Boo-ba.” Happy First Birthday!
Today, we celebrate your LIFE!



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