Thursday, February 17, 2011

I GOT TO KISS MY BABY GIRL ON THE CHEEK

I GOT TO KISS MY BABY GIRL, BRAT, ON THE CHEEK.

SHE WAS LYING IN HER HOSPITAL BED

WHEN I ARRIVED ON MONDAY

AND MY KNEES ALMOST BUCKLED WHEN I SAW HER.
ALL OF THE FEAR, UNCERTAINTY AND CONCERN

WERE WIPED AWAY

AS I CAME TO THE REALIZATION

THAT MY BRAT WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.
I KNEW WHEN I SAW HER THAT

GOD WAS ANSWERING ALL OF THE PRAYERS

SENT TO HIM.

I HAD KNOWN THAT SINCE I GOT NEWS

OF THE ACCIDENT,

BUT SEEING HER PUT A SHAKY HEART TO REST.
WE'RE ALLOWED TO HAVE A SHAKY HEART.

GOD KNOWS THAT WE SOMETIMES FEEL

UNCERTAINTY, A MOMENT OF FEAR.....

WE'RE ALLOWED TO HAVE WHAT I CALL 'MOMENTS'.

WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP THEM IN CHECK.
SEEING MY LITTLE GIRL SMILE AT ME

MADE ME FEEL SO AMAZING.

OH, HOW I HAD BEEN LIVING FOR THAT SMILE.

TO SEE HER, TO BE ABLE TO TOUCH HER,

RUB HER ARM GENTLY

AND TALK SOFTLY TO HER;
HAD ME ON MY KNEES (MENTALLY)

PRAISING MY LORD

"OH, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU..."
I WAS ABLE TO SLEEP ON A COT IN BRAT'S ROOM

ON MONDAY NIGHT.

THAT'D BE WHY I WAS NAPPING ON TUESDAY

ALONG WITH THE DRUGGED PATIENT.
THE STAFF AT ST. DAVID'S MEDICAL CENTER

IN ROUND ROCK TOOK EXCELLENT CARE OF BRAT.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF BRITTANY AND

ONE OF HER FAVORITE NURSES.

AND, I SIMPLY MUST SAY THAT BRAT WAS

AN EASY PATIENT TO NURSE.

SHE IS SUCH A BRAVE YOUNG WOMAN.
MY GIFT TO BRAT ON THIS VISIT WAS

A DARLING PICTURE OF HER AND HER FIANCE, WILL.

THAT WAS ON DAY ONE.

DAY TWO I TAPED UP THE NOT-SO-PRECIOUS,

BUT GUARANTEED TO MAKE HER LAUGH OUT LOUD,

HAIRY PHOTO OF HER AND WILL.

IT WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO HEAR HER LAUGH.



BRAT IS NOW AT A REHAB FACILITY,

STILL NEEDING OUR PRAYERS.

SHE'S ON HER WAY TO BEING WHOLE AGAIN.

AND FOR THAT, I PRAISE GOD.

I PRAISE HIM THE WHOLE DAY LONG

BECAUSE HE HAS MY DARLING BRITTANY

IN HIS HANDS.

I love you all,
      Jan

8 comments:

Robin said...

So glad to see you had a wonderful visit Jan! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Hugs,
Robin

Bettyann said...

Happy happy that you had a good visit..

Lisalulu said...

I can feel the warmth and love through this post! you are a wonderful 'mother' and friend.

debsea said...

so glad to hear she's on the mend jan, hope you can relax a bit now!

kim aka imagesbykim said...

HI Jan,
It's been a long time since I stopped by your blog, but I am so happy to hear that your daughter is doing well and that you had a chance to see for yourself.

Take care, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
((((hugs))))
kim

Robin said...

Awwww mama!!! So glad to hear that she's going to be ok.... we knew she would be!!
And so happy you got to spend time with her, cot and laptop on hand!!!
Love you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm so happy for you! What a relief you must be feeling. Mom's hurt just as bad as their kids when the kids are suffering.

NicNacManiac said...

Oh Jan...so glad to hear that Brat is moving to the next phase of recovery!! I am sure you all are breathing a bit easier!! Being so close and seeing that she is better will make you feel better, so glad you were able to be by her side.
Take care sweet friend and know that you are in my thoughts!!
Big squeezy hugs xOxO Nerina

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