Monday, July 25, 2011

the gift of love...

there is nothing
greater
than the affection...
.

...of a child
their pure innocence
uninhibited censors
carefree boundaries
when you are a mother of a child
 with greater challenges than most
that gesture can be delayed
some may never receive
an outward display
or if you're lucky like me
those tender moments
like a hand wrapping
 around your arm
when you assist with a simple task
like threading the needle
last for a lifetime
just one of the many
extra special gifts
of parenting a beautiful girl
with down syndrome 

2 comments:

kate spain said...

you are wonderful (as i tear up from the sentiments you expressed so beautifully). love, kate

Groves said...

I agree:

wonderful!

beautiful!

Love all that love.

Cathy in Missouri