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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Words

A friend gave me this poem.  I love it.  I pretty much sums up how I feel.  Thank you Patsy Gaut for writing this!

A Little While
I held her for a little while...
Made plans to watch her grow...
We played each waking moment...
So she'd know I loved her so....
I cherish all the tiny things....
That went unnoticed then...
A special bond between us grew...
My little one, my friend....
A place of honor she will have....
In my heart and in my home...
It gives me strength and peace...
To know she's not a lone....
I know that Jesus holds her close...
And tends her every need...
My child is safe in heaven....
She holds a noble place indeed!

Elaine truly was my little friend.  13 years ago I became a mommy.  It was just her and me.  All day, everyday.  Sigh, I miss her.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tulips and Daffodils


In the spring time, when the tulips and daffodils emerge, I cannot help but think of my girl.  Elaine loved flowers and would (naughtily) pick them.  Then she would carry them around like wands, and hit people with them.  During her last hospital stay while waiting for a new heart, it was spring.  When we could, she was allowed outside for short periods of time to visit her baby sister, who was too young to be allowed in the PICU.  Elaine always wanted a flower.  So I (naughtily) would let her have one.  Then, after the short time outside she would be exhausted and want to go in and watch a movie.  Sometimes Santa Clause is coming to Town, or something equally as silly.  Today I wanted a picture of Elaine with my flowers in the yard.  This is the best I could do since she is gone.  It's been a long and hard 10 years without her little hand in mine.  I know she would be turning 13 and be all teenagery.  But this is how she will always be to me, until I see her again..  Love you, Bugga!