Sunday, April 6, 2008

Someone I Love...

Someone I love... relies on me in ways you will never understand.
Someone I love... endures pain and challenges that break my heart.
Someone I love... is unable to advocate for themselves for things that most of us take for granted.
Someone I love... will never have the opportunities that every child should have.
Someone I love... will need unconditional love and support after I'm gone, and this frightens me to the core.
Someone I love... encounters pity, stereotyping responses and prejudices at every turn because they look, act and/or learn differently from others.
Someone I love... has needs that require me to allow outsiders to have power and input in areas that should be mine alone to meet.
Someone I love... will continue to look to me for everything in life long after other children are able to assume their place in the world.
Someone I love... has needs that require more time and energy than I have to give.
Someone I love... has needs that have become the driving force behind major decisions my family makes.
Someone I love... has changed me in ways I will never be able to accurately describe.
Someone I love... has taught me about love and the really important things in life.
-author unknown

I again found this from http://www.breuerfamily.com/

I really like this poem and wanted to share it with all of you. However, I do disagree with the line that says "Someone I love...has needs that require more time and energy than I have to give." I may have thought that prior to becoming a mom, but know faced with the reality of everything...I know that I can make enough time and have energy for my babies. Life is never easy, but you have to figure out how to take it all in and make do with it.

1 comment:

Mary B. said...

What a beautiful poem. I am sorry Ava hasn't gotten the tube out yet. You know I am always hoping and believing that tomorrow will be the day. I had a nurse mention to me once that kids often seem so strong and so fragile at the same time - strong little butterflies. I don't claim to know how you feel, but my heart is with you every day. I will see you Tuesday.