Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Surgery tomorrow


This is a poem that I have seen many times on various cleft related sites...and I think it says all I am feeling tonight as Reid's mom. I won't say much more...except that keep Reid in your prayers tomorrow. Surgery starrts at 10:15. We love and thank you all for what you mean to us. We hope you know how very important you are to us....and to this very special little guy. I leave you with my thoughts.....

Dear Doctor:
Please remember
That little face you are
Reconstructing is more than
Muscle and Tissue and Bone.
It is the smile that fills
My heart with joy and
Swells my chest with pride
And brings life and meaning
Into my every day.
And when it is you and him
Behind the Big Doors,
And me in the little room,
Waiting,
Please remember
You are working with more
Than just a life.
You have in your hands
A reason for living
As well.
And as you look upon your
Little patient,
A mere few pounds of person,
Remember that he is cherished,
And not by me alone,
But by the many
Whose lives have been touched
And enriched by his.
And, Doctor, I will also remember
That I have chosen to trust you,
And to trust your skills,
And that by choiceI have entrusted his face
And his life
Into your skilled hands.
But for these next few hours,
While you and he
Hide behind the Big Doors,
And I wait in the little room,
I hope you don't mind
If I also choose
To pray.

9 comments:

The Millers said...

We'll be praying!!!

Allison said...

We love you, Reid!!! We will be thinking of you and praying often, you'll do great!

Lots and lots of hugs and kisses to you all!

The Dawkins said...

You will be in my thoughts.

Rachel said...

what a poem...it says it all doesn't it! we love you little reid and will be thinking of you and praying hard!

big hugs!

The Contini's said...

You will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow and in the coming weeks as Reid heals. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask.

K.K. (Caylin), Beauty (Becky), or the Beast (Jeremy) said...

We are praying right now!

Heather said...

We're thinking about you big guy!!!

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

You will all do great! Best of luck...we'll be praying for all of you. We are sending lots of hugs and kisses!!!!

steph said...

Keeping Reid and the whole family 'covered'....Thanks for the e-mail to Melissa. She shared it at the end of the day. Hang in there. Hugs to all of you!!!!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Love,
Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?