Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Preemie Prayer Revisited

This is posted above the sinks where you scrub up in Progressive NICU at the hosptial Collin & Cyrus stayed at. It touched me deeply and even though I have it on my Xanga blog, I have been in a preemie-sentimental mood tonight and wanted to post it again for anyone who had not seen it.

The Preemie's Prayer
Dear God, as you look down upon us,
We know that you might have to squint.
We're located here in the NICU:
It's the nursery that we rent.

There are many alarms and sirens,
Connected to condos and flats.
The nurses tape our booties on,
And dress us in funny hats.

We have a lot in common;
All of us were in a hurry.
For many different reasons,
Our storks came a little early.

Some of us don't know why,
We bursted out from our bubbles.
We entered into this world,
Never meaning to cause any troubles.

Mommy and Daddy are worried sick
About the odds that we must beat.
Please God, help them to realize,
That seeing us grow is a treat.

Breath by breath, we'll learn to breathe.
Ounce by ounce we'll tip the scale.
We're like a boat in the ocean,
That knows not sink- only sail.

For we are living miracles,
Mommy and Daddy must simply believe,
That you have angels watching over us;
From the time we arrive, till the time we leave.

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1 comment:

Loni said...

I remember reading this before, but I read it again. It makes me cry! Why do I read it again if it makes me cry?!?! :)