Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30th

A year ago today we brought Maryam home from the hospital. We were so happy and afraid all at the same time and never knew that the two feelings could exist together that way.

I wrote this poem on the way home from her doctor appointment yesterday, I hope you enjoy it.

One year ago we brought you home
So afraid, so much unknown
A list of meds 10 items long
Wondering what to do if something went wrong
You had been in that home since December
You were so weak and small, we don’t want to remember
Celebrating each new day
We wanted you home with us to stay
When that day came, with it came fear
Wondering what would come in the following year
You had already been through more than your share
We didn’t know how much more you could bear
Two surgeries under your belt
We wondered how much pain you felt
You had started to eat and gained some weight
You were growing at a steady rate
Your due date passed like any other day
You were still on steroids; we knew there was no way
You weren’t ready and neither were we
It was still going to be a while, we’d have to wait and see
Five months passed by so very slow
When finally the day came when it was time to go
The doctors and nurses were happy to see
That Mommy, Daddy and Baby finally made three

April 30, 2007
April 30, 2008


chrissy said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I am constanly amazed by your many talents! Mothering, nursing, crafting, and now poetry! Fantastic job mommy :)

sharon said...

Okay Jennifer. It is 7:00 am. I always read Maryam blog at this time. I am writting this with tears running down my eyes. They are tears of joy, they are tears of remmembering what you Brett and Maryam went threw. They are tears cause I didn't know you were a poeit. I am so proud.
Maryam you have a wonderful family. You are loved by people you may never Granny Sharon

Mayda said...

Congrats!!! You are a great mother at that. Very patient and caring which isn't something I would say is one of your finer traits I might add. A child especially as wonderful as Maryam is brings out the best in someone even if we never knew that part of you existed. Love you guys

Anonymous said...

That made me cry & I know I can't blame it on hormones! Look what she's done in a years time! She's grown & thrived. Good work to you & Brett!
Love, Julie