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The Strongest Soul

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0 posted 02-16-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

I knew before I called the doctor on the telephone.
I took some time to see my girl and just how much sheís grown.
Itís been two years since last she took that journey down the hall.
To face a Surgeons scalpel while I leaned helpless on the wall.

Each time I hear the doctor say itís time to try again.
I look deep into my babyís eyes and see her way back then.
My precious little baby weighing in at 5.3.
With such a crooked forhead, she was beautiful to me.

The first of many hours waiting for the nurse to come.
To tell me she was ok and that surgery was done.
The first one came at 4 months, then at 8 months once again.
At 12 months came another and we almost lost her then.

Then 2 years and at 6 years 7, 8, 9 and now 10.
Not to mention dental sugeries they managed to squeeze in.
Loss of sight, hearing damage, scars you see and some you donít.
Do not feel the slightest pity cause you can be sure she wont.

Sheís the strongest soul Iíve ever known, and I sit back in awe.
She has more spiritual strength then anyone I ever saw.
She smiles and tells the other kids, "hey donít make fun of me."
"I will be perfect one day just you wait around and see."

"Even if my nose were meant to be as crooked as a stick."
"It will be more perfect then yours, because I got to pick."
The children can be so cruel and only her mama knows.
The scars she bears will never heal no matter how she grows.

And as we make this journey to the all important date.
I hope you send your prayers for her in March the 28th.
And as I wipe her hair back and gently kiss her brow.
I hope to possess from God all the strength he will allow.

 With perseverance even the snail reached the Ark.
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1 posted 02-16-2000 01:23 AM       View Profile for Nikkisweet   Email Nikkisweet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nikkisweet

This poem really touched me.  Did this really happen to you?  Must have been pretty scary.
I love the poem!!!
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2 posted 02-16-2000 02:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful, Lucie! I bet she's a tough little girl! Sometimes God sends the sweetest Angels the hardest challenges. I will be praying for her and for you. Give her my love!  
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3 posted 02-16-2000 05:14 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Lucie a touching poem I give you, your daughter and your family prayers, Hugs and best wishes for March the 28th i hope all goes well HUGS Tracie

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4 posted 02-16-2000 07:22 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Tinged with love from the heart of a Mommie.
March 28, will come with prayers for your child for sure.

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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5 posted 02-16-2000 09:13 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

She sounds like a strong little girl alright, but I tell you what, you must be one tough mom too...I'm not sure how I'd fair if I had to go through that with one of my children.  I have a hard enough time holding them when they get their shots!  geesh....
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to go with them into the hospital for surgery.  You be tough for her, for most of her strength probably comes from you girl.  This is a beautiful tribute of a poem for a hard situation...she will be in my thoughts too.
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6 posted 02-16-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Lucie...I see she gets her strength from her mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you both  
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