Sunday, May 8, 2011

Proud to be their Mommy

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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".
Helpless...scared...bewildered
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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