Susan's Blog

Saturday, July 19, 2008

To My Sister


Sitting here waiting for my coffee
A new morning opens, shaking off its damp birth
My throat is tight and my mind is already searching — what is it?
I see you, just behind my eyes, and I remember.
You helped bring him here.
Cheering at one leg while Ned cheered at the other
You were there when he came into the world
It is just so good that you will be here when he goes off into the world.



Aw, Susan. Your posts about this are just so heartbreaking. He leaves in 10 days, correct? I’m so glad Laura will be there to help you through this.

We’ll all be here for you.

— added by ASDmomNC on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

beautifully gut-wrenching! sisters are pretty wonderful creatures aren’t they? glad you have yours to be there with you.

— added by Niksmom on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm

You are preparing me for the inevitable with our oldest and youngest children.
I hope I can do this as eloquently as you.

— added by Mom26children on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 11:51 pm