Thursday, May 05, 2011

I Tucked Her Into Bed Tonight

Poem written by fellow heart mom Stephanie Husted reminded me of my girl!

I tucked her into bed tonight

(And adjusted her pillow and blankie)
It's been a long exhausting day

(And she sure has been cranky)

She threw every toy from her toy box

And she tossed all her lunch on the floor

She begged me to go out to play

(She just wouldn't let go of the door)

Most people cannot comprehend

The things she has been through

They tell me... "I just can't imagine..."
"How you do all the things that you do."

I sigh... just because they don't realize

How could they ever know?
Just what a precious gift it is

To watch my child grow.

I still remember clearly

Our days in ICU

Hoping, praying, wondering

What were you going through?

Stroking your hand...feeling helpless

Whispering words in your ear

"It's alright my baby"

"Mommy is right here".


Wanting to just see you smile

Thinking..."I"m not strong enough"

To make it through this trial.

Knowing that... not all children

Survive these surgeries

Day by day...with patience

Constantly praying...for peace.

And so...that is the "secret"

To doing the things...I must do

There is no perfect...inner strength

I guess God brought us through.

And so...when I see... footprints

All over my freshly mopped floor

Or gooey dried banana's

Smudged on the living room door

I wipe it off...with just a smile

Just praying for more to appear

These are my reminders

I'm blessed to have her here.

I tucked her into bed tonight

And as I walked away

I looked up for a moment...and said

"Thank you...for "today".
~Stephanie Husted

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