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Happy Birthday: a poem of thanks for my baby boy
Posted by 'Chelle, Nov 23, 2009. 1506 views. ID = 2980

Happy Birthday

Posted by 'Chelle, Nov 23, 2009. 1506 views. ID = 2980
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My baby has an almost Thanksgiving birthday. Today is his first birthday, and I am so thankful for him.
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One year ago today
I think
One year ago today.
I carried you still within me, our hearts beating together,
my blood coursing through your veins.
You were mine and mine alone.
God and I alone had touched you, had held you safe and warm.
You could read my mind without words being spoken.
I knew when you woke, and when you slept, and when you hiccuped.

One year ago today
I remember
One year ago today.
You entered our world, screaming and cold, and confused.
I welcomed you, trembling, into my arms, my blood warm on you still.
I kissed your head for the first time, I breathed the smell of you.
God and I alone know what you mean to me, and what I will do for you.
You are my baby, my love, my son.
Today, it is for you and your smile and your laughter and your life
for which I give thanks.

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This post is part of a writing prompt: Thanksgiving Poem

Comments


Laura
Nov 23, 2009
This is beautiful... thanks for sharing!
   ~Posted by Laura, Nov 23, 2009



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