From Jacob, whose fist will never be raised in anger,
may I learn a gentle touch.
From Jacob, whose voice will never form a hateful word,
may I learn to speak kindly of others.
From Jacob, whose first smile was a rare and precious gem,
may I learn to give my smiles freely.
From Jacob, whose arms struggle to reach and cuddle,
may I learn to embrace easily and frequently.
From Jaocb, whose eyes strain to see my face,
may I learn to see the beauty in all of God's creation.
And may I learn to savor the special love that God has allowed me to
a love held so deep within the heart that I sometimes cry...for Jacob
By Julie Honeyman, September 1995, for her son, Jacob, quadraspastic
diplasia CP, hydrocephalus (VP shunt), oral defensiveness,
prethreshold ROP, seizure disorder-one of triplets (identical girls,
fraternal boy) born at 27 weeks
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