Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

Ask My Mom How She Is

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
she never did before.
From now until she dies,
she'll tell a whole lot more.
Ask my Mom how she is
and because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
because she can't describe the pain.
Ask my Mom how is she,
She'll say "I'm alright."
If that's the truth, then tell me,
why does she cry each night?
Ask my Mom how is she,
she seems to cope so well.
She didn't have a choice you see
nor the strength to yell.
Ask my Mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I'm well, I'm coping."
For Gods sake Mom, just tell the truth
just say your heart is broken.
She'll love me all her life,
I loved her all of mine.
But if you ask her how is she
she'll lie and say she's fine.
WE are here in Heaven.
we cannot hug from here.
If she lies to you don't listen,
Hug her and hold her near.
On the day we meet again,
we'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, "You're lucky to get in here, Mom
with all the lies you told!"


Jenn said...

Thank you for sharing. I have read your blog since Kinsey was born and I often wonder about you. Glad to hear from you. May your Mothers Day be filled with wonderful memories of your babes.

Anonymous said...

Sending you many hugs on this special day! Think of you and your family often

boltefamily said...

Thinking of you today and always...this was a great post. Thank you for said all that I couldn't say.

natalie said...

I'm so glad you posted today. We've never met and probably never will, this side of Heaven. I prayed for you when you were pregnant with Grayson and loved him from afar when he was here on Earth. In church this morning, you popped into my mind and haven't been far off since then. Please know that I thought of you often today.

In Him,

Shannon Ryan said...

Happy Mother's day to you Kristi... I've been thinking about you lately. Your story and your sweet babies have touched my heart forever.

Brookeanne said...

I cried so hard when I read your post. You are such an incredible woman, and while we've never met I think of you more than I ever imagined possible.
Please take care of yourself, and know that there is a tremendous amount of strangers and friends alike that adore you and are praying for you.
Thank you for updating.
All the best,

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this gorgeous poem. We lost our son to T18 last summer as well and this has been such a difficult time. I think about you and your beautiful babies so often. Wishing you much love, comfort and peace. Shannon

Melanie said...

So glad to see you back. I can't imagine pain of the last year on you and your family. I continue to pray for you.

Heidi said...

Kristi, I too have followed your blog from way back. I wonder from time to time how your coping. Happy Mother's Day to you. Your precious babies are beautiful. I pray god will bless you with a healthy baby. I pray for your recovery.

Rachel said...

Praying for you and thinking of you during this time of year. May God continue to give you peace and comfort as you remember and miss your precious babies.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in Tn (used to be in PA

Kass said...

It's good to see a post from you. Every now and then I wonder how you and your husband are doing and I check to see if you have written anything. I hope you were able to go visit then that weekend. Take care.

shelley harrigill said...

Checking in and blessed by your words, as always....a beautiful poem. I think of you often and know what a tremendous ministry you have as a nurse to those who are hurting and healing. Know that prayers are lifted up that you will experience the same comfort and strength from those who know and love you, and admire you so much!

Sarah Bussey said...

I love that poem so much Kristi. Having a super hard time here coming up on a year after losing our daughter Mamie. I think about you guys all the time. You amaze me with your strength. Thank you for that poem. I might need to put that on my blog if you don't mind :)
- Sarah

Michele said...

While we've never met, I found your blog when Grayson was born. I grieved with you and prayed for your beautiful family. I haven't checked in for a while, but for some reason God kept leading me to your blog this weekend. I was panicked at one point because I thought I had deleted your link. I don't know what you are going through right now, but God placed you on my heart and I just wanted to let you know that I said a prayer for you today.
God Bless!

Tracy Lucas said...

Thinking of Grayson this July.

Haven't forgotten.

Haven't ever forgotten.

I know I asked this long ago and never got around to sending the letter I'd meant to--we moved and I couldn't find it--but I came across it again this week, ironically enough, and wondered whether the PO Box is still functioning. Would love to know the best place to send something.