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Sunday, April 20, 2008

For the Boy

A valiant fight
That's what you've shown the world
that laughter is important
no matter how sick you are
or how much pain you're feeling.

But how do you say goodbye to your mother,
Your brother and sisters
Your father.
How do you tell them that 12 years
wasn't long enough?
That you want to be out
playing ball with the other boys
not wondering if you'll feel your mother's kisses in the morning.

This is bigger than any boy
and yet you rise to the challenge.
You have fought the fight of a warrior.
You won.
You won your place in God's kingdom!

Close your eyes now
and rest
You see Him waiting for you.
You hear him calling your name.
Don't be afraid
to sleep.

2 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

*sigh* Did you post this on Cody's page? I know Jennifer will cherish it.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Leah, your poem was read at Cody's service today :)