"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just Those Few Weeks

For those few weeks -
I had you to myself.
And that seems too short a time
to be changed so profoundly.

In those few weeks -
I came to know you . . .
and to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you.

Just those few weeks -
When I lost you,
I lost a lifetime of hopes,
plans, dreams, and aspirations . . .
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.

Just those few weeks -
It wasn't enough time to convince others
how special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
and no one is mourning the passing.

Just a mere few weeks -
And no "normal" person would cry all night
over a tiny, unfinished baby,
or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I?

You were just those few weeks my little one
you darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that's all the time you needed
to make my life so much richer
and give me a small glimpse of eternity.

- Susan Erling Martinez

My dear friend Vicki over at An Abundance of Blessings posted this a week ago. It so perfectly captures the feelings I had with each of my losses and I wanted to pass it on to you all.


Kakunaa said...

Beautiful...thank you.

Jo said...

Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you.

JamericanSpice said...


It says it perfectly. I hope my SIL gets to see this. She also has lost a precious one a few days old.

Another Dreamer said...

I think I've read that before... it's perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

PFM said...

Thank you for sharing this.

liQuid heaVen Global said...

Speechless.... just beautiful.

Dora said...

Just beautiful. I've been lucky in that my losses were just failed cycles, but I know how much in love with this girl I've been since the beginning, so I can imagine.

mom2manyblessings said...

This came in the package a materials that the hospital gave me when I came home after my D&C. I'm just glad I didn't look thru the papers until a few days later...I certainly couldn't have handled it that same night. I'm glad you shared the poem, Kristin. Luv ya!

battynurse said...

That's beautiful.