Monday, March 16, 2009

Memory Mondays

I have decided that every (or most, let's be realistic) Mondays I am going to re-post an older post. I will start with the oldest ones and work my way forward.

I've been spending more time on Children With Diabetes lately. I spent A LOT of time up there in the first few months after Riley's diagnosis. I got a lot of good advice there. Now, I check in at the forums from time to time. It's my way of giving back. While I am by no means an expert at diabetes, I know that the 3 1/2 years of experience can help a "newbie". If nothing else I can give some encouraging words and a shoulder to cry on.

Reading the comments made from the newer parents kind of brought all the emotions flooding back for me. I went back and read some of my older posts. It brought up a lot of emotion, but it also made me realize how far we had come.

Anyway, this was originally posted on November 30, 2005 (8 weeks after Riley's diagnosis). I wrote it one night when I was feeling particularly sorry for myself.


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Somewhere A Mother Is Crying


My sweet little boy just took a shot
Somewhere a mother is crying
Sometimes he asks "Will it hurt a lot?"
Somewhere a mother is crying

We check his sugar several times a day
Somewhere a mother is crying
When his sugar is high, we go out and play
Somewhere a mother is crying

My son has diabetes and I feel sorry for myself
Somewhere a mother is crying
I worry about the long-term effects on his health
Somewhere a mother is crying

My boy is full of life
Somewhere a mother is crying
One day, I hope he has children and a wife
Somewhere a mother is crying

A mother somewhere has just lost her son
If only there was something she could have done
She learned of the cancer six months ago
Now she has had to let him go

She sobs and she grieves for the life he'll never live
She mourns because he had so much love to give
She cries because she misses him so
It was so hard letting him go

My son just came in and gave me a kiss
Somewhere a mother is crying....

6 comments:

Shannon said...

I really don't know what to say other than WOW!!!!

Jill said...

Can you say... GOOSEBUMPS! That was very powerful :)

Kerri. said...

This is beautiful. Truly.

Amy said...

Wow! That was awesome and really helps to put this disease in perspective. When Jada was diagnosed and in the hospital, there were sick and dying children all around us. We realized then how fortunate we were to have a disease that we could manage and that she could still live a full and beautiful life. Thanks, Penny! This is a great reminder to me as we approach Jada's first anniversary of her diagnosis.

:) Tracie said...

Just like Amy, we saw worse cases around us in the hospital and it did put things into harsh perspective....but it's easy to forget that as time goes on because you're the ones living with it and it's your whole world. Prayer and faith get us through....in God all things are possible!

Karpoozi said...

That was really beautiful.