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Christmas and Diabetes Poem

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Pauji5, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Pauji5

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    This is a Christmas poem I wrote last year, and thought I'd share it again. Enjoy.

    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.​
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  2. Jackie H

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    This is great, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. KatieJane'smom

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    Bumping this up for more to enjoy - thanks for posting it!
     
  4. cockatiel

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    :) Nicely done!
     
  5. Becky Stevens mom

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    THis is great Paula! Love it:)
     
  6. mjtjmcouch

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    LOVE IT Paula!
     
  7. tesa

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    Oh Paula, that was beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing! :)
     
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    Great!!! Thanks for sharing
     
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    I love it!
     
  10. sooz

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    beautiful!! super well done!
     
  11. willie's mom

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    That is awesome -- I love it;)
     
  12. Crystall

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    Love this!!!
     
  13. thebestnest5

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    Very well done.:cwds:
     
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    Paula,
    That gave me chills. Beautiful!!
     
  15. deafmack

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    Great poem, Paula. Thank you so much for sharing it.
     
  16. Java

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    WOW!!!!!! Great.
     
  17. Deannas mom

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    I had saved this poem last year cuz I loved it so much, thank you for posting it again..its very good...Do you mind if I send it to my local JDRF chapter...Im the family team chairman and we are putting out a news letter to the familes that have regrestered for the walk comming up this April..
     
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    thanks for the smiles...and hope :)

    Paula, that was awesome!
     
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    Thanks for sharing this with us.. This is great, you did a wonderful job with it..
     
  20. Pauji5

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    thanks for all the compliments. Several people have IM'd me and asked if they could pass it on. Please do! I'd love to get it published... but I'm just happy you all here like it! :)
     

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