Memories from the NICU

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 As I love you through the glass

As I love you through the glass
a tiny hand sweeps across the blanket
reaching out to me.
You lie there in the stillness
of your slumber clinging to life;
I reach inside to touch you
and you stir slightly;
I feel a tiny breath like a feather
caress my fingers
as I love you through the glass.
One eye opens
easily staring into mine;
Can you see me?
Can you feel my presence
as I love you through the glass.
I ache to hold you;
I await the moment
when you peacefully rest in my loving arms.
A silent tear rolls down my face;
I slowly turn to walk away
only to glance back one more time
as I love you through the glass.

(c) 1998 Elena Murphy

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One response »

  1. hi

    coudnt resist coming over from madmommas blog…

    I have a premie too – 26 weeker and this post just got the tears rolling…

    i had a son and daughter, son couldnt make it past 11 days and daughter fought through 3 months in the NICU to come home to me….I think nothing can describe the emptiness you feel when u leave ur child day after day in the NICU and go home…

    my little one is now 22 months old and doing well…and i just believe one thing after all this…that there is GOD.

    God bless your little boys…May they always be healthy and happy!

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