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Christmas Poem

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Pauji5, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Pauji5

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    Hi,
    a couple of people asked me to post this poem I wrote from a few years ago...Happy Holidays!!!! Paula

    Christmas & Diabetes
    By: Paula Krueger ? Pauji5@aol.com

    T?was the night before Christmas
    My alarm clock went beep.
    And so rudely awoke me,
    From a deep, cozy sleep.

    The glucose strips were lined up,
    On her dresser with care.
    Just waiting for us,
    For we always were there.

    Then what to my wondering eyes
    Did I find?
    But a normal blood sugar,
    That gave piece of mind.

    I then heard the noises
    From downstairs below,
    And heard Santa laughing,
    Ho ho ho ho ho.

    He said to me,
    ?Paula, now what would you like??
    I answered him,
    ?Santa, help me rid of this fright.?

    ?I spend my days worried
    about the highs and the lows,
    and the long term affects,
    because nobody knows.?

    ?and while visions of sugarplums
    dance in her head.
    I count all the carbs,
    With anxiety and dread.

    ?I so want a cure
    For this disease to be gone.
    To throw out the insulin
    And needles ? so long!?

    And Santa said, ?Paula,
    The two things you need,
    Are things you have now,
    Just remember to believe.?

    ?The first one is Faith,
    and I?m sure you?d agree.
    That God?s always there,
    Even though you can?t see.?

    ?The second is Hope,
    and it?s what keeps us going,
    so pray for your children,
    and your faith will keep growing.?

    And then with a wink
    And a twitch of this nose,
    He blew me a kiss
    And up the chimney he rose.

    So I sat by the tree
    And I said a long prayer,
    For families with diabetes,
    Who were full of despair.

    I felt very peaceful,
    Full of much Christmas cheer;
    And thanked God for that insulin,
    That keeps my little girl here.
     
  2. NomadIvy

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    Thanks Paula. It's beautiful.
     
  3. BittysMom

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    That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.:cwds:
     
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    I love this poem! I read it to family members last Christmas! it is so beautiful :)
     
  5. JaxDad

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    Love it - Thanks.
     
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    Can I repost to FB? I remember how this touched me last year, would love to share, with your permission. :)
     
  7. Butterfly Betty

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    Beautiful...
     
  8. Connor's Mom

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    it made me cry!
     
  9. Pauji5

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    sure, thanks!
     
  10. My_Dana

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    Beautifully written!
    Yes, I too had a teary eye.

    How it touches us all.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Mom2Av

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    Great!

    Had me teary eyed as well.
     
  12. AJMom

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    What a perfect poem for our families! thank you for sharing! I copied it to share with family (is that ok?).

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!
     
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    Loved it!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. acoppus

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    I love it. Change her to him and our names and you have captured my feelings exactly. This is our first Christmas since diagnosis and I'm worried already. I shared this with my mother and it had her bawling too.l
     
  15. danielsmom

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    Dang! It made me cry....Thank you for the beautiful poem!
     
  16. mom24grlz

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    Aww that made me cry! it was so beautifully written.
     
  17. lakevictoria

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    You just made my day! I'm goint to post it on fb if you don't mind!
     
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    What a lovely poem;) Thank you for sharing Paula:cwds:
     
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    TEARS:cwds:
     

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