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September 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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I realize that many of you may have already read these poems but since my loss is still new, these are new to me and I want to share them in case you haven't seen them yet.

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.
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September 17th, 2009, 05:50 PM
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This is one of my favorites:


Daddy, Please Don't Look So Sad, Mommy Please Don't you Cry
"Cause I'm in the arms of Jesus and He sings me Lullabies
Please, try not to Question God, don't think he is unkind.
Don't think He sent me to you, and then he changed His Mind,

You see, I am a special Gift, and I'm needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him, the product of your love.
I'll always be there with you and watch the sky at night.
Find the brightest star that's gleaming,
That's my Halo's Brilliant Light.

You'll see me in the morning frost,that mists your windowpane.
That's me in the summer showers, I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a little breeze, from a gentle wind that blows.
That's me, I'll be there, planting a kiss on your nose.

When you see a child playing, and your heart feels a tug,
That's me, I'll be there Giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy please don't look so sad, Mommy don't you cry,
I'm in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies

~Author Unknown~

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September 17th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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I have a bunch of these on my Notes in facebook. I find them to be very therapeutic. I also post song lyrics on my Notes in facebook as I find those to be therapeutic as well.

One of my favorites is this. It's a Celine Dion song, I've heard it only once. And even though I'm not a fan of Celine Dion, the words are priceless.

"Fly Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wing of Heaven's love

Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this

Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this memory bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me

Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light."

If I may share this one as well ... this one is also in my Notes on facebook:

Please don't tell me you know how I feel,
Unless you have lost your child too.
Please don't tell me my broken heart will heal,
Because that is just not true.

Please don't tell me my son is in a better place,
though it is true, I want him here with me.
Don't tell me someday I'll hear his voice and see his face,
Beyond today, I cannot see.

Don't tell me it is time to move on,
Because I cannot.
Don't tell me to face the fact he is gone,
Because denial is something I can't stop.

Don't tell me to be thankful for the time I had
Because I wanted more.
Don't tell me when I am my old self you will be glad
I'll never be as I was before.

What you can tell me is you will be here for me,
That you will listen when I talk of my child.
You can share with me my precious memories,
You can even cry with me for a while.

And please don't hesitate to say his name
because it is something I long to hear everyday.
Friend, please realize that I can never be the same,
but if you stand by me, you may like the new person I become someday.

~ Author Unknown

Thank you to Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggie!

I'm Barb, Mom to Angel on Earth Julia Rose (7*22*08), her twin brother Angel in Heaven Noah (7*22*08), and rainbow baby Sydney Noelle (12*4*09).

*a special 'thank you' to all the blinkie creators for their talents*
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