Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dedicated to My Other Mother

My mom's baby sister, my aunt Shirley has stage 4 lung cancer and at this moment is in the hospital in renal failure. Renal failure is when the kidneys cease working....they are trying to reverse this condition and buy her some more time. I want her to have lots more time. I love this woman with all my heart. I used to wish that she was my mother....because she and I seemed to have an understanding....she told someone once that her daughter, Terri...and I were switched at birth. It made me so happy to know she loved me enough to consider me daughter worthy. I was surfing the internet yesterday and found this wonderful poem by Brittany L. Briscoe....and it fit my life perfectly....and for the times when it is easier to write the words than speak them. I want to share this poem with you....thanks Brittany....for feeling my heart!

A Poem 4 Auntie
Sometimes I know the words to say
Give thanks for all you've done
But then they fly up and away
As quickly as they come

How could I possibly thank you enough
The one who makes me whole
The one to whom I owe my life
The forming of my soul

The one who tucked me in at night
The one who stopped my crying
The one who is an expert
At knowing when I am lying

The one who makes such sacrifices
To always put me first
Who lets me test my broken wings
No matter how much it hurts

Who bought my first phone card
Who endured my boring days
Who always said something funny
That mattered in oh-so-many ways

For accepting me as I changed
Accepting all my flaws
Not loving ‘cause you had to
But loving just because

For never giving up on me
Even when your nerves had reached the end
For always being proud of me
For being my best friend

So thank you Auntie for everything
Thank you for letting me cheat
That's how I always win
Thank you for letting me be spoiled
And most of all thank you for being there
To the very end!

I hope you all have someone in your life....that fits this bill. Someone you could go to when you could not explain it to your mom...or dad. I was fortunate...I had Aunt Shirley...and she made a world of difference in my life. When my brother died...and her husband....she gave me four wonderful sisters/ I would not have to go through my life as an only child. If you have someone like this in your 'em today...let them know how special they are. They may not be there tomorrow. Love and Kisses, K


Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sorry about your Aunt. That must be so hard to experience. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers! I love the poem you wrote for her!

lagirl said...

What a wonderfully special woman your Aunt Shirley must be. And, how difficult it must be to see her decline...I feel so badly that you are again posed to have such a loss. Prayers continue. God is, can, and will continue to be your REFUGE!! He has PROMISED!!

Mary said...

I've been blessed with many women in my life that I have grown to call Mom...and feel very fortunate that I get to work with many teenage girls that often call me with questions or concerns.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Isn't it wonderful when God blesses us with such special women in our lives that we feel connected to. May God bless your lovely Aunt with days of joy and comfort.

Thanks for your visit to my table today -- I can see why you would love the Blue Garland dishes -- I'm certainly enchanted with them.