Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remembering Adam

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I never thought in a million years that this day would mean anything to me. But it does. Please think of Adam, and all the babies that have gone too early, today.

"An Ugly Pair of Shoes"

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 other one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in the world.
Some women 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 work the shoes so long that days will go by
before they think of how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of the shoes I am a stronger women.
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.
Author Unknown


Jasper said...

Hear hear for Adam!

wendyhoge said...

I'll certainly keep you guys and Adam in my thoughts and prayers today!

lauren said...

Prayers for all of you today...

melanie said...

That is a beautiful poem. Adam may be gone from this world, but he will never be forgotten, and you will see him everyday in the eyes of those 2 other gorgeous children that you have! My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you.

Frenda and Pete said...

He was a wonderful gift that you were only allowed to keep a short time, but will always be loved and remembered.