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I am not sure if anyone has been reading what pmom and I were talking about but here is the poem we were speaking of....


                Her hair was up in a pony tail,

                 her favorite dress tied with a bow.

                Today was Daddy's Day at school,

                and she couldn't wait to go.


                But her mommy tried to tell her,

                that she probably should stay home.

                Why the kids might not understand,

                if she went to school alone.


                 But she was not afraid;

                she knew just what to say.

                What to tell her classmates

                of why he wasn't there today.


                 But still her mother worried,

                for her to face this day alone.

                And that was why once again,

                she tried to keep her daughter home.


                 But the little girl went to school

                eager to tell them all.

                About a dad she never sees

                a dad who never calls.


                There were daddies along the wall in back,

                for everyone to meet.

                Children squirming impatiently,

                anxious in their seats.


                One by one the teacher called

                a student from the class.

                To introduce their daddy,

                as seconds slowly passed.


                 At last the teacher called her name,

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                every child turned to stare.

                Each of them was searching,

                for a man who wasn't there.


                "Where's her daddy at?"

                she heard a boy call out.

                "She probably doesn't have one,"

                another student dared to shout.


                 And from somewhere near the back,

                she heard a daddy say,

                "Looks like another deadbeat dad,

                too busy to waste his day."


                 The words did not offend her,

                as she smiled up at her Mom.

                And looked back at her teacher,

                who told her to go on.


                And with hands behind her back,

                slowly she began to speak.

                And out from the mouth of a child,

                came words incredibly unique.


                 "My Daddy couldn't be here,

                because he lives so far away.

                But I know he wishes he could be,

                since this is such a special day.


                And though you cannot meet him,

                I wanted you to know.

                All about my daddy,

                and how much he loves me so.


                 He loved to tell me stories

                he taught me to ride my bike.

                He surprised me with pink roses,

                and taught me to fly a kite.


                 We used to share fudge sundaes,

                and ice cream in a cone.

                And though you cannot see him.

                I'm not standing here alone.


               "Cause my daddy's always with me,

                even though we are apart

                I know because he told me,

                he'll forever be in my heart".


               With that, her little hand reached up,

                and lay across her chest.

                Feeling her own heartbeat,

                beneath her favorite dress.


                 And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,

                her mother stood in tears.

                Proudly watching her daughter,

                who was wise beyond her years.


                For she stood up for the love

                of a man not in her life.

                Doing what was best for her,

                doing what was right.


                 And when she dropped her hand back down,

                staring straight into the crowd.

                She finished with a voice so soft,

                but its message clear and loud.


               "I love my daddy very much,

                he's my shining star.

                And if he could, he'd be here,

                but heaven's just too far.


                You see he was a policeman

                and died just this past year

               When airplanes hit the towers

                and taught Americans to fear.


                 But sometimes when I close my eyes,

                it's like he never went away."

                And then she closed her eyes,

                and saw him there that day.


               And to her mothers amazement,

                she witnessed with surprise.

                A room full of daddies and children,

                all starting to close their eyes.


                Who knows what they saw before them,

                who knows what they felt inside.

                Perhaps for merely a second,

                they saw him at her side.


              "I know you're with me Daddy,"

                to the silence she called out.

                And what happened next made believers,

                of those once filled with doubt.


                 Not one in that room could explain it,

                for each of their eyes had been closed.

                But there on the desk beside her,

                was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.


               And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,

                by the love of her shining star.

                And given the gift of believing,

                that heaven is never too far.


              They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
                an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them,
                but then an entire life to forget them.

               Send this to the people you'll never forget, and
                 remember to send it also to the person that sent
                it to you. It's a short message to let them know
                that you'll never forget them.

              If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're
                in a hurry and that you've forgotten your
                 friends.

               Take the time...to live and love!

                Until eternity. God bless!  
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That was amazing. Thank you for sharing it!
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Wow...I am from NYC myself and I used to work as a dental hygienist during the years when the thing with WTC happened.  I had way too many wives, fiancees, friends come for their loved ones dental records.  I would try to make them feel better and then go in the backroom and cry my eyes out.  I was fortunate enough not to lose anyone and be alive myself to appreciate those who love me and whom I love.
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a kleenex...how about a whole box!! i had to hold it all in cuz i'm at work, but wow what a beautiful and powerful poem. thank you for sharing!!
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Your all very welcome...I thought it would be nice!  I really liked it myself.

Berko:  I know I am at work too and I have to greet vendors when they come in and the whole time Im thinkin, "Please dont let anyone come in".  Didnt want everyone to see me blubbering like a fool!  LOL!!
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WoW!!!!! That was just amazing, thank you for shRING IT WITH US:
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thanks for the "grab a kleenex" warning...i lost my own daddy just this year and this just brought me to tears.
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That was very special.  My older brother (a daddy himself to two little girls) is in the military, and with the recent announcement of thousands of reservists and service men who were allready sent home being recalled, my heart has been in my throat for the past few days.  How brave are those of us who use their lives to defend others.  No matter what our politics, we each have to respect that.  At least, I hope we do.
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I def. respect all the men and women that serve our country each and everyday.  My brother is in the Army as well.  So I know how you feel!!  He doesnt have any kids (yet).  But he is married and he lives in Germany!  He is coming home in a few weeks, I cant wait!!
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Wow def. brought tears to my eyes! Amazing!!!

I have a fetility apt. if nothing happens in the next two months which is doubtful considering we have been trying for a while now! But it would be wonderful if something happened before that! I have heard that your chances of conceive are better when you bd every other day! Is this true???
Thank you!  Lot's of Baby Dust!!!!!!
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I was crying before I read it now I can't stop.  Thanks for sharing...
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that was a powerful message. thank you for sharing that. its a great reminder to honor those that protect us. it s also a reminder  that those we have lost (my dad died 4 years ago but feels like yesterday) are always with us as long as we keep them alive in our hearts.
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this was a beautiful poem...i had to copy it to an email so i could share it with my friends and family...where did you get this?

you werent kidding about geting a kleenex...i started crying halfway through and when i got to the end i was crying so hard it gave me a headache...

thank you so much for sharing this!
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Girl when you write header threads like I will need tissues I panic and think something is wrong with bub! Gees...lol but now my heart started a normal beat again by the time i finished reading that awesome poem it was up racing again.  I think that poem was extremely well written and touches everyone in different ways but means the same!  We all need a reality check sometimes and I am happy it was you the gave us the urge!

Thanks.
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navywife:  I received this in an email from a friend and then I forwarded it to a few people so I thought I would share it with ya'll!!

Trudy: Im sorry if I scared you....I thought about that right after I hit submit!!  I didnt mean to worry anyone.  Everything is fine with my lil' peanut as far as I know.  I heard the hb a week ago today and it was really strong.  I do still fear something will happen sometimes tho.  I will be 12 weeks on Tuesday so I cant wait!  

PBedazzle:  DH and I BD every other day (per my doctor) and we conceived.  So I think it is a better chance because it gives the little spermies time to build up again!!  GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!

YOUR WELCOME TO ALL!!  I thought ya'll would enjoy it!!

Baby Dust to all tccers and sticky baby dust to all mommies!!
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Everyone around me is getting there BFP and here I am ttc and it seems so easy for everyone else.  I just wonder why?  What did I do.
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Good morning girls!!! well, here's my question:
The day before yesterday I had a (sort of) + OPK (same color as other line), then yesterday took one in the morning and was darker, then one in the evening and was even darker...and one this morning and was SUPER darker than the rest of them. I 've been BD'ing for the past 4 nights in a row.....so, my question is, when exactly do you O, after the + OPK??, do i still have good chances to get PG if i skip tonight? we are SOOOO wore off from the past 4 nights!! you know.....ttc gets "old" a little bit some times....=) thank you.
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I felt just like you not too long ago!!  It is very hard to sit and watch everyone else get a BFP when you keep seeing BFN!  I was the same way, all my friends on here got theirs and I felt left behind and like I was doing something wrong.  Believe me when I say it has been a long journey for all of us.  I was on 3 rounds of Clomid before I got my BFP.  I know its very tough waiting and wondering every month!  Just try to relax and not really think about it and you will be so suprised!  When I got mine I wasnt even expecting it.  I thought for sure I was gonna see a BFN cause I didnt think we BD on the right days.  Keep your head up Kris, it will happen for you.  Just try to relax and be patient!!  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  if you dont mind me asking, how long have you been ttc??
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Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem!!  It was absolutely beautiful!!   Good morning everyone!  Hope everyone is doing well.

Froggies:  so sorry to hear about your situation with your bf.  I will be thinking of you and hope that everything turns out okay.  

I wanted to post a Q to Harleygirl, but the max has been reached already.

Harleygirl:  how did you make out with your u/s yesterday?   I hope it went well and you found ou the sex!  If so, please share!!  We are all excited for you!!
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Keep trying as this post is from yesterday.  The posts get opened up at different times each day!  But I know your excitment I cant wait to hear what she is having either!!
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ok i am guessing you took the day off work and are still in bed. i dont see boy or girl anywnere!! oh the suspense of it all.
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If you haven't seen the movie "World Trade Center" I recommend it, it was very moving, but be worned it is sad.  So take kleenex.  I guess some people in our theater that watched had to be kicked out and the police called because they were being rude so be prepared for that if you go watch it in theaters.  Some people are such jerks, and have no passion.
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hi, ladies

Im currently 17 weeks plus and done a triple test last week, however the result is no good.  The dr said my test showed that i got 1/146 of a Down baby.

My hubby and myself really freak out and worried.  The dr want us to take the Aminocentisis test to ensure the baby is ok.  Anyone done that test b4.  I really dun want to take that test coz, there is a risk of miscarriage. But would rather go for a level 2 ultrasound to determine any abnormal marker.

Can anyone shed some light and advice.  Thanks and God Bless you all.
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What a beautiful poem!  Brought me to tears, had to apss it on to some friends, thanks for sharing it with us.
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As if I am not hormonal enough. Poem was beautiful but made me cry. Thanks for sharing.
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Steph- that was amazing, thank you for that. I always love a good heartfelt poem. Even if it is a tear jerker!!

Harley- I just got home from work, and your forum is full, so I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU LITTLE GIRL!!! That is so amazing!! How long did everything take? Did they end up letting you tape it? Before you know it, little Quinn will be entering this world!!!
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