Seasons of acceptance – poem by Vicki

Blogging a poem from a friend I’ve not yet met . . .

“Just For Today”

A Wild Cherry in flower. Français : Un Merisie...

A Wild Cherry in flower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just for today ~  I will try to live through the next 24 hours and not expect to get over my child’s death, but instead learn to live with it, just one day at a time.

Just for today I will remember my child’s life, not just his death, and bask in the comfort of all those treasured days and moments we shared.

Just for today ~  I will forgive all the family and friends who didn’t help or comfort me the way I needed them to. They truly did not know how.

Summer Shoes

Summer Shoes (Photo credit: Klearchos Kapoutsis)

 

Just for today ~ I will smile no matter how much I hurt on the inside, for maybe if I smile a little, my heart will soften and I will begin to heal.

Just for today ~ I will reach out to comfort a relative or friend of my child,

Just for today ~ I will reach out to comfort a relative or friend of my child, for they are hurting too, and perhaps we can help each other.

English: Footpath downward through Grant Park ...

English: Footpath downward through Grant Park in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the fall season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just for today ~  I will free myself from my self-inflicted burden of guilt, for deep in my heart I know if there was anything in this world I could of done to save my child from death, I would of done it.

Just for today ~ I will honor my child’s memory by doing something with another child because I know that would make my own child proud.

Just for today ~ I will offer my hand in friendship to another bereaved parent for I do know how they feel.

Just for today ~ when my heart feels like breaking, I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving and the only reason I hurt is because I had the privilege of loving so much.

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Winter ~ Trees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just for today ~ I will not compare myself with others. I am fortunate to be who I am and have had my child for as long as I did.

Just for today ~ I will allow myself to be happy, for I know that I am not deserting him by living on.

Just for today ~ I will accept that I did not die when my child did, my life did go on, and I am the only one who can make that life worthwhile once more.

~Poem by Vicki Tushingham

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2 thoughts on “Seasons of acceptance – poem by Vicki

  1. What comforting words ~
    Words that help heal ~
    So soothing to wounded hearts & souls that can not truly rest ’til
    Reunited once again in Heaven where there will be no more tears.
    Yet ~ we must carry on here on planet Earth .

    • We will meet the author of this piece someday in heaven and we will be able to share with her how deeply her words touched our souls. Thank you for commenting, dear friend. It means a lot to know that we are linked together out there in cyber world.

      Blessings,
      Gracie

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