I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Celebration

Here is a beautiful poem that I was given the other day and I wanted to share. Author unknown.

The Celebration

An Acorn fell from the tree,
Landed with a plop onto the ground and settled there,
Prepared to grow
A squirrel, storing food for winter,
Grabbing the acorn, with his paws,
Hastily scampered away to his nest.
A tree that almost was.

Snowflakes falling to the ground,
Gathering together upon the mountain
A blanket of white, prepared for Spring.
Parched earth, dry for lack of rain,
Awaits the rapidly melting snow,
And drinks heartily, consuming all.
A stream that almost was.

A pencil, paper with lines,
With notes partially filling the page;
Words written down, prepared for singing,
A tune, a psalm of praise
Floating inside an old saint's head;
Work calls to him, and time flies-
A hymn that almost was.

New life growing within;
Heart, limbs, and identity developing,
Legs and arms moving, prepared for living.
Happy parents, anticipating the future,
Their hearts and home making ready,
And God calls Home the little soul-
A child who almost was.

Someday, in the realms of Glory I shall celebrate-

I shall sit under the tree that almost was;
Beside the stream that almost was;
Sing the hymn that almost was
And hold in my arms the child who almost was.


Red said...

That is SO lovely. Tears filling my eyes now as I think of all the babies that almost were.

Noelle said...

That is an absolutely beautiful poem. Especially the part about holding the baby in your arms. I am not a mom, and so when I think about meeting my angel in heaven, I never really know how to picture what I will say or do. I have never held my own child in my arms. But now I can picture that. Thank you.

lis said...

beautiful doesn't cover what that poem is. i love it and thank you for sharing. i may print it out and put it by the babies' urns.


Jeanne said...


That is beautiful!


Lauren, Daniel, James and baby Brendan. said...

That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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Browniris said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and also for sharing this tender poem. I really enjoyed reading it!

T Lee said...

Wow, that is so moving...


AnnaMarie said...

How beautiful. I very much hope to hold my son someday.