Treat everyday as a new adventure

“L” is for Love

Today is my oldest son’s birthday. He is 38 today. Last year I had written a poem and have submitted it to a couple of poetry contests and even to “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s  Miracles” edition, but alas it wasn’t accepted. So I said, “What the heck. I’ll share it with family and friends. I hope you enjoy it. I’m not a poet, but it comes from the heart, and even though it might not be perfect, it shows that a mother’s love for her child is the purest love of all.


The Greatest Gift

He gave me the gift of a newborn child
With ten chubby fingers and ten chubby toes

He gave me the gift of a caring pediatrician
Who told me to trust my instincts and that I would be a great mom

He gave me the gift of your first smile, first word, and your first step

He gave me the gift of a hug on your first day of school and a great teacher
Who encouraged your artistic talents and helped you grow

He gave me the gift of the best pediatric oncologist when you were diagnosed with leukemia just three weeks before you turned eleven
A doctor who put his palm on my forehead as I started to cry, telling me,
“If I could heal him like this, I would, but I can’t. So you have to be strong and together we will make him better.”

He gave me the gift of strength and love to stay by your side as you suffered through needle pokes, chemo, and hallucinations
He gave me the gift of faith and the courage to treat every day as a new adventure Because we never know what tomorrow might bring

He gave me the gift of a grown child
Happy and healthy and cancer free
Who is loving and generous
Kind and caring

He gave me the greatest gift
You, My Son
And I Thank Him


  1. Straight from the heart! Loved it


  2. Aww … this is great. Thank you for sharing about your love. And I love the last line.
    Silvia @


    • Thank you Silvia. Even though it has been 27 years since he was diagnosed, sometimes it still feels like yesterday.


  3. It’s the 14th day of the #atozchallenge and I am out blog hopping today. Glad I stopped by. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening this month. Come see me.


  4. Lovely. Happy Birthday to your son.
    Nana Prah


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