Grateful for life (after a death)



Lest you think
I am not grateful
For this gift of life
Even with my mistakes

Little one just born
I was transformed
Finally he was part of us
Ebullient and relieved

Like changing winds
I can’t forget what was given
For that moment in time
Each leaf hushed to know


My son was born in the same year I lost my mother. They never knew one another, though they look alike and have similar sense of humour. It was a risky pregnancy in my thirties after two miscarriages. He was born healthy and happy, and has always been extraordinarily healthy. 


10 thoughts on “Grateful for life (after a death)

  1. Welcome to the World. Little Life. We have just been gifted with our seventh grandchild and, though we are trying to discourage any more than can be economically supported, each one is very special and, as you hint with your words, it is especially and happily welcome after a death.


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