Monday, July 27, 2009

Please Don't Tell Them . . .

Please Don't Tell Them You Never Got to Know Me
by Pat Schwiebert

It is I whose kicks you will always remember
I who gave you heartburn that a dragon would envy
I who couldn't seem to tell time
and got your days and nights mixed up
It is I who acknowledged your craving for peach ice cream
by knocking the cold bowl off your belly
I who went shopping and helped you pick out
the perfect teddy bear for me
I who liked to be cradled in your belly
and rocked off to dreamy slumber by the fire
It is I who never had a doubt about your love
It is I who was able to put a lifetime of joy into an instant.

4 comments:

Taylor, Valerie and Isaac Housley said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog by the recommendation of Mandi Taylor--her husband and my husband are cousins. I am grateful for her inspiration to share your blog with me because on April 1 of this year, we too were blessed with an angel in heaven. I have longed to meet others who have gone through a similar circumstance...just in reading your blog I feel like many of your thoughts have been mine. Simply the passage where you talk about the question, "how many kids do you have?" is something I struggle with right now. I have wanted to start a blog dedicated to our baby girls experience and what we still deal with and your blog solidified that desire. I hope we can stay in touch and learn more about each others story and what we still deal with. I live in Colorado and my name is Valerie, our blog is http://www.thehousleyfamily.blogspot.com please stay in touch.

Janae B said...

We are friends of the Rowley's in Richfield and we are sorry for your heavy hearts. Here is a link to my nephew and his wife who lost their first son a year ago. Please feel free to go to it and contact them. They know how you feel. Also there is a link to Natalie and Rob Call from Richfield who went through it also. "If God brings you to it he will bring you through it" http://xavierdeehatch.blogspot.com/

Janae B said...

My son Scott and I commented about your Parker Daniel Rowley. We thought it was today and now that I was looking it was in 2004. So today was his Birthday right? Apologies that we thought it was today. Birthday's are a special time to remember our loved ones and they are always in our memories and our hearts.

Janell R. Cropper said...

I read this the night I stayed in Hayley's room. I love you guys!