Thursday, February 12, 2009

Down Syndrome Adoption Awareness Poem

I read this from a blog I follow and it really made me think. So here it is for your thoughts:

WHILE WE WERE....In Memory

While we were eating...
... they were hungry

While we were playing...
... they were restrained

While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone

While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold

While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrement

While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them

While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves

While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation

While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness

While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice

While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.

No longer suffering... but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.





For those who have asked, please feel free to share this on your blog. And yes, I wrote it.

Thank you Meredith for helping us to feel so blessed with the life we have and to pray for those who do not.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Stacy,
This breaks my heart, who are these little girls and how did you hear about them?
You are also a gifted poet.
I am thinking about these children,