In early days, when all was so uncertain and life swayed in the balance, I came up with a little chant to repeat to Nalah. To encourage each other, i guess. I repeated this often, through tears, in the PICU or NICU, and finally at her grave. Here it is... Unsophisticated but heartfelt:
"I brought you into this world, and I am going to see you through it,
Beginning, middle and end, somehow.
You will never be alone, we will always be together
Our spirits are connected somehow,
You are a part of me, and I am a part of you
We are a family.
Mommy, Daddy, Karis and Nalah.
You have brought such sunshine to our lives,
You are our precious Baby Angel
I brought you into this world, and I am going to see you through it...
With lots and lots and lots of LOVE"
NALAH, YOU ARE LOVED!
I admit, a poet I am not.
A loving Mommy, I will always be,
Happy Birthday Darling Nalah. You will always be my Miracle on earth.