Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Different Child

I totally lifted this off someone on my birthboard, but it was too great not to pass on to all in dbml that are pregnant with their rainbow babies~

A Different Child

A different child,
People notice
There's a special glow around you.
You grow
Surrounded by love,
Never doubting you are wanted;
Only look at the pride and joy
in your mother and father's eyes.
And if sometimes
Between the smiles
There's a trace of tears,
One day
You'll understand.
You'll understand
There was once another child
A different child
Who was in their hopes and dreams.
That child will never outgrow the baby clothes
That child will never keep them up at night
In fact, that child will never be any trouble at all.
Except sometimes, in a silent moment,
When mother and father miss so much
That different child.
May hope and love wrap you warmly
And may you learn the lesson forever
How infinitely precious
How infinitely fragile
Is this life on earth
One day, as a young man or woman
You may see another mother's tears
Another father's silent grief
Then you, and you alone
Will understand
And offer the greatest comfort.
When all hope seems lost,
You will tell them
With great compassion,
"I know how you feel.
I'm only here
Because my mother tried again."

Written by Pandora Diane MacMillan


Mirna said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing that with us. Hugs :)

Beth said...

I've read that poem before, but it was before I was pregnant again. It brings tears to my eyes now. Thanks for posting this. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to post it on my blog, too. Thanks for sharing!

Lea said...

This is is so beautiful. I may steal it too!

Bluebird said...

Wow, what a tearjerker. Beautiful.