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Hard Words

As most of my devoted blog stalkers know, my daughter has an ear condition called Mictrotia. I was so pleased to receive a call from a woman at the Health Department regarding Rachel's hearing test (obviously because of this condition, she failed the hearing test) because she provided me with resources for her condition. But the hardest thing to hear are these words...

Special Education
Chronic Condition
Hearing Impairment

Then I stumbled upon this poem and it brings tears to my eyes every time I read it. I had to share it.

On my way from Heaven,
God delayed my trip that day.
He said that I was special,
and then sent me on my way.
But not before he kissed me,
Right upon my ear
He left his blessed mark
to carry with me here.
He whispered in my ear right then,
that He loved me without doubt,
and then He closed my ear up tight,
so the whisper won't get out.
He told me both my legs were strong
and would help me stand up tall.
He told me both my arms would work
to catch me if I fall.
My eyes would catch my memories
to store within the pages of my mind,
My heart would fill with all the things I would love,
so many things, I would find.
He told me I could fall asleep
to my Daddy's bedtime tales,
and listen while my Mother sings
of seas and boats with sails.
One ear, He told me, could hear the sounds
that little birdies make.
The other ear was His gift to me,
a blessing for my sake.
For when I'm feeling sad, He said,
my other ear would hear,
His whispered words of eternal love,
left waiting for me there.


What a perfect poem :)

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