Life's Challenges

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon, Singer/Composer

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Grandson


There are times
When special angels gather around
And gently hover over someone they love
Someone having trouble in their life
Or someone just needing to know they are safe

When you arrived
They saw the struggles that you faced
And all the fears that filled our hearts for you
And so they came to spread their wings across your bed
And guard you with their care

In the shadow of their wings
Stand others there to touch your face
And kiss your hands with tenderness
And hold you in their arms of so much love

And on beyond all of them
The angels sweet and Mom and Dad
Are others too somewhere near looking out for you
Keeping watch day and night
To never leave you by yourself

They have names you do not know
And in their lifetimes they never saw you here
But where they are they see you now
And how they huddle close to where you rest
And whisper to each other the beauty that they see in you

They are Daddy’s grandparents and Mommy’s too
And an uncle here and an aunt there
And others who cherished your family across the years
And now they cherish you and give you love
And send you healing from their hearts
Golden, full of grace, and so good

© 2011 Timothy Moody

(Written for my grandson Austin Moody, born February 18, 2011, a Down syndrome baby who struggled with respiratory issues but is doing fine now.  He is beautiful!)

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