Special One


Baby Born with Down SyndromeThere you are sleepy almond eyes of greenish-blue,

Fluttering chocolate lashes long peeking up at me.

Yes, I’m your Mama with captured heart whisked away.

Cozy, swaddled in a warm blanket of softest touch.

Underneath I’ve counted, 1 to 10 on each fragile foot and chubby fist

Doctor, don’t you see my perfect baby cradled in my weary arms?

Brushing his angel face of pinkish warm next to mine

Glimpsing downy dampness under striped cap on top of soft

Watching precious newborn’s chest rising up and down

So shallow to my ear I’m bending down

To catch spittle of next hush-a-bye breath

Do you hear my heart beating, brimming overwhelming love?

Like a waterfall rushing over mountain rocks…..it’s surging solid strength

Rolling word on silent tongue…Mother, Madre, Mama that’s me

Oh, the sound so lyrical to my head, ears are dancing new lullabies

On my chest this feeling of bliss is unsurpassed

Grab my finger hold it tight, please God let me savor specialness

From now until the end of time this moment will remain deep within

For I have a special need within my heart and soul

To have you for my child, to be your mother today, tomorrow and the next

Yes, on this first day of your life

Together with the whole of my lifetime too

I am blessed to be your mother, thanking God for you.

 

In Honor of World Down Syndrome Day

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*Photos courtesy of Google Chrome

Calling All Children’s Books Authors – Special Needs Children Need Your Books!


Nothing closer to my heart than books for kids with special needs. Please help them out.

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Bird from Twin Lakes Civitan

Hi fellow authors!

I recently received a message from a lady, Angie Smith, who is looking for books up to grade six level for special needs children. She is the secretary of Twin Lakes Civitan, a non-profit organization that helps people of all ages who are in need of assistance. Above is their adorable snake reading a book and below their logo!

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Angie asked me if I could spread the word about this organization and help in some way to obtain the much needed books for their special needs children to get them up to their reading levels. I told her I would be happy to send some of my books to her. All most authors want in return is a review. This she said she would make sure is done for anyone who donates a book or books.

Please visit their website and you will see the good things that they do to help…

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A very special person indeed!

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Special One


There you are sleepy almond eyes of greenish-blue

Fluttering chocolate lashes so long finally peeking up at me

Yes, I’m your Mama with a captured heart that’s already whisked away

Cozy now, swaddled in a warming blanket of softest touch

Underneath I’ve counted them, 1 to 10 on each fragile foot and chubby fist

Doctor, don’t you see the ‘perfect’ cradled babe within my weary arms?

Brushing such an angel face of pinkest warm next to mine

Glimpsing damp silkiness sneaking under striped cap of knit

Watching my precious newborn’s chest rising up and down

So shallow to my ear I’m bending near

To catch the spittle of the next hush-a-bye breath

Do you hear my own heart beating, brimming overwhelming love?

Like a waterfall rushing over mountain rocks…..surging solid strength

Rolling new of word on silent tongue…Mother, Madre, Mama… that’s me!

Oh, the sound so lyrical to my head ears are dancing new lullabies

On my chest this feeling of bliss is unsurpassed

Grab my finger hold it tight please God let me savior this specialness

From now until the end of time this moment will remain deep within

For I have a ‘special need’ within my heart and soul

To have you for my child, to be your mother today, tomorrow and the next

Yes, on this first day of your new life on earth

Together with the whole of my own lifetime too

I will always be blessed to be your mother, thanking God for you.