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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Best Present

Last year this time I was seven months pregnant and my colleagues threw a baby shower for Tracy and me. Tracy, my wonderful colleague and friend, was 8 months pregnant and we were both so excited about our babies. Since my colleagues are English teachers, one of the games we played was to write poems, stories or songs for the two babies using words from a list. I saved everything that was written for Akul because I wanted him to read what was written for him some day. I wanted him to experience the love I was experiencing in that gathering that evening. Tracy wrote this beautiful poem for Akul and what better place to put it other than in Akul's "space" and what better time to do it than christmas.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRESENT
IS NOT BENEATH YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
THE PRECIOUS WONDERFUL GIFT
IS LOCKED WHERE NONE CAN SEE
IN THE DARK
THE KICKS SHOW THE SPARK
OF LIFE EMBRACED ENTHUSIASTICALLY
THE LAST MINUTE ADS IN TV VIEW
PROCRASTINATORS ADMIRE AND OOH
BUT NONE COMPARE TO THE LIFE WITHIN
WHICH FORMS AND GROWS - IT IS IN FACT HIM
FROGGIE CLOTHES
AND TINY TOES
DREAMY EYES SING
OF WHAT HIS LIFE WILL BRING

I hope this christmas brings you all peace and joy. Hugging all our beautiful angel babies and their wonderful loving moms.

16 comments:

  1. what a beautiful poem.. that must have been a powerful and uplifting game at your shower... lovely.

    so, so terrible how sad the outcome was :,(

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  2. That is an amazing poem. You can truly tell that there is amazing love for all of you.

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  3. Beautiful. Did you write that one? Thinking of you and Sunil today. Hoping Ella and Akul and all of the other angel babies are fighting over toys today. Hugs!

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  4. Beautiful...Wishing you a peaceful Christmas as your sweet Akul watches from above. xx

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  5. your baby akul is with you. wishing you a wonderful and peaceful christmas

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  6. Bree, my friend Tracy wrote this at my baby shower which was around this time last year. I was thinking about your Jelly Bean as I was blogging last night.

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  7. Beautiful poem from your friend Tracy. xo

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  8. I hope you had a peaceful xmas Nimoli. ((hugs))

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  9. How wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. Hoping your Christmas was peaceful. Hugs

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  10. That is beautiful. Thinking of you both and your beautiful Akul. (((Hugs)))

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  11. I really love the poem that she wrote for Akul!! I'm glad you shared it.

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  12. What a lovely poem for your little Akul. Your friend is very talented. I love the line about the kicks.
    Thinking of you & Sunil and remembering your beautiful Akul. xo

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  13. A beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Peace.

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  14. This poem brings back many memories, Nimoli. I was always impressed by the love you showed Akul while you were pregnant - I remember you talked about how you were saving things for Akul and I thought "what an amazing mother!" I'd like someday to write another poem for Akul.

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