Saturday, November 24, 2012

I am so thankful for Gavin!

A poem: I KNOW DIFFERENT
by Tricia Proefrock
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Dear mommy,


I have felt your tears, falling on my face. Someone else might think they are tears of sadness, because of what I can't do...I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know those tears pour from your heart out of gratitude for me, because of what I CAN do : I can love everyone in the purest form possible. Unconditionally. I can be judged, but will never judge in return. I know different because I feel, in your hugs and kisses, that I'm perfect just the way I am.

I have seen you hang your head down in shame, when we go out on adventures. Someone else might think you are ashamed of having a child like me...I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know you are ashamed of the grown-ups who ignore me, yet talk happily to all the other children. The grown-ups who won't look you in the eye, but stare at me, when they think you don't see. I know different because I've seen the many, many more times you have raised your head up high, with pride, because I'm yours. : )

I have heard you whispering desperate prayers at night. Someone else might think you are asking God to make me a typical kid...I KNOW DIFFERENT.

I know you are thanking Him that I got to be here, with you, for another day- exactly how I am. I know different because I have heard you ask me never to leave you. And I have heard you cheer for me, every single day of my life- you tell me I don't need to be typical to be amazing, I just need to be here.

I know you have a big job, taking care of me. I know your body hurts, because I'm getting so big. I know that more than anything, you want to hear me say your name. And I know you worry that you aren't good enough, and that you will fail me...BUT I KNOW DIFFERENT MOMMY.

I know that even on your worst days, you will always be enough for me, and I will always love you more than you know. ♥

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Truly blessed! Truly proud! Truly happy!

Thank You God!!!


"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

5 comments:

Antje Heckel said...

Beautiful poem - thank you for sharing!

Lacey said...

Sniff sniff! Did you write that? Its so beautiful! I love our boys so much!!

Krissy said...

TEARS!! Oh, I love that!!! Its beautiful! My thoughts, written out!

catherine said...

So happy to see a post from you! I have been checking for months and was ready to send you an e-mail to make sure you were well. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season!

Lami said...

Oh wow this just made me cry.. You have such a beautiful heart and your little boy is just as blessed to have you as you are to have him xoxo