When I found out that my friend, whom I met through the MomDot forums, Shellie at Blog4Mom had sadly lost her two year old son, Bryson, yesterday in a drowning accident, I was reeling. I still am.
I had actually been perusing her twitter pics before all this happened. I was in awe of her new gorgeous home, the adorable pic of her two year old on their dock. It was a new home, new surroundings, a new pool to Bryson. Her husband was away for training, as he was set to go to Iraq, again, soon. My heart broke when I saw the news online and it continues to ache for her and her family.
I wrote this tiny poem to my children…I hope to read it and remember it often and never take them for granted.
To my children, my wonderful, testing, mischievous and glorious children…
I may raise my voice and say no a hundred times
But I kiss you many more and I tell you, it’s sublime.
And even when you push me away and say “ok, no more”
I kiss you one more time, I can’t help it, it’s you that I adore.
I may get flustered when you whine or yell or spill on the white rug
But I also get so happy to wake up each morning to your little mug
And even when you empty a tube of desitin and place it on your face
THIS where I want to be, there is no other place
And when you pee outside for all the world to see
I need to laugh, not yell, it’s just your curiosity (“what can I make with my pee stream, mommy!?” he says!)
So yes mommy has tantrums, and mommy sometimes needs a break
But you dear children are my loves, my life, and my saving grace.
You are my greatest novel, my favorite piece of art
I promise you patience, love, understanding and forever my heart
Trisha at MomDot is in the process of setting up a way that we can all help Shellie and her family get through this horrible tragedy. Please visit Momdot for updates. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you Shellie.