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Behold A Cherub Sleeping
By Suzanne DeRemer Floyd
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Thoughts of a mother whose son needs his heart repaired.

Behold A Cherub Sleeping


 


Quietly I crept in


To behold a cherub sleeping


Dreaming like an angel


On a cloud all of his making


 


Baby scented pillows


Pooh bear blanket in his tiny clasp


It’s these distinct moments


I treasure and will forever grasp


 


Billows of tears fill my eyes


Knowing it’s only been three years


Since his birth, a great surprise


Yet I can’t hold back the tears


 


Twinkle, twinkle my little one


Your blue eyes light up my night


I love you to the moon and back


Soon things will be alright


 


I wonder what you’re doing


As you yawn and contently slumber


Are you singing with the angels


Drumming up a roaring thunder


 


Are you signing star and sharing


Your laughter or your prayers


Are you dreaming of tomorrow


So much to do through the coming years


 


May my love fill the holes


In your tiny heart


For you have filled my life


Thrown true love right off the chart


 


Who said you have to be of my womb


To love you as I do


Each day you are my miracle


Teaching me as I teach you


 


Sh! Go back to your little dreams


We’ll wipe the sleepies from your eyes


Tomorrow will come soon enough


So will brighter skies


© April 18, 2007  


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     Atrial septal defect, coloboma, patent ductus arteriosis, and Down syndrome are all just a small portion of the child’s medical records.  This bright eyed toddler faces heart repairs and his adoptive Mom cherishes each and every second of his life.  He may not be from her womb, but the love is astounding not only in this poem, but in their daily life.  Suzanne DeRemer Floyd shares the love of her son through this poem with the hope of touching others in similar circumstances. 


 


     Noah dances around the room singing and signing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.  From his quick movements you’d never know he needed his holes closed up in his heart.


His thirst for life and laughter is catchy and inspiring to his family and the world around him.  His inner light shines through the rosy glow on his pudgy little cheeks.  He enthusiastically waves hello to everyone he meets. 


 


     Tomorrow pediatric cardiologists will be informing his parents of the choices to close his holes in his heart.  When faced with these decisions, Noah’s mom can only appreciate what is happening today. She states, “Tomorrow seems too far away.  So you grasp tightly onto moments of a slumbering baby hoping tomorrow brings a brighter future with it.  Noah doesn’t need to worry, his entire family worries and prays for him.  Heart catheterization or open heart surgery isn’t something you find yourself looking forward to.  You begin gathering information, hoping to meet other parents who have gone through the same experience.  You think of the days ahead, dreading the unknown, but knowing your child is counting on you no matter what is thrown on your plate. He is our teacher in many ways. He’s educated us, and given us insight into our own strengths and limitations.


He’s our special angel and our lives will never be the same because of him.”


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/19/2007
Beautiful write! Well done!




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