I wrote this from the agony of watching my daughter go through so many health issues. In 2008 she lost her left kidney to cancer. This year has been a tough one for her. She had to have a kidney stent put in twice (one of them fell out.) She had a bone marrow test because the doctor suspected leukemia which thankfully she didn't have. And in the last two months she has had four biopsies. She is an incredible young woman of strength and character. Each time she has to face a health hurdle we draw strength from one another and the knowledge people are praying for her. My heartfelt thank you goes out to all who have helped us along in her journey.dVerse Poets Pub ~ OpenLinkNight
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Drops Splash Against My Spirit
Pain travels through my heart
with the speed of tears.
Wet drops splash against my spirit
running into a river of questions.
Why does my precious child
have to suffer again?
I am not brave, fear nibbles
at the facade of my stiff upper lip.
Can I walk beside my daughter
through this dim valley again?
Quiet brushes against my turmoil
releasing its peace to cover me.
I gather strength from the vision
of heads bowed and voices praying.
The atmosphere hums with words
that send hope to cradle me.
Lifted by the palm of compassion
to the heart of God, I am renewed.
My weakness is now dressed in armor
and the valley has become less dim.
Susie Clevenger 2012