Friday, October 30, 2009

A Not-So-Spooky Tale



'Twas the day before Halloween when all through the Reming abode
Not a machine was alarming, not even the heater set on invasive mode.

The g-tube extensions were hung to dry by the sink.
due to our little girl who will still not take a drink.

No one was nestled all snug in their beds,
for life with a toddler brings an early wake up call instead.


When out on the lawn there arose a clatter
As Faith sprang from her chair her tube feed went splatter

Away to the sliding glass door we flew like a bird
We opened the blinds and saw something truly absurd.

When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
but two feet of snow, alas, Faith’s final frontier.








With a little toddler at our feet, so lively and quick
We knew that her first time in the snow would be a kick.
More rapid than doctors running to a code,
We knew that our girl was ready to hit the road.



“On Elway! On Buffalo, let’s go,
it’s only October and I've never seen so much snow!


As we stepped outside we thought she'd want to flee
but to our surprise, her face lit up with glee.
We had not a sleigh in sight, but the laundry basket would do,
We pushed on the boons, and her oxygen tank too.




She spoke not a word, but we knew what her smile meant,
We knew if she said "no", she’d surely relent.
With her fists in the air she signed, “C’mon, let’s Go!”
So her daddy pulled her through the mounds of snow.



Her mommy stood there documenting everything in sight
For Faith’s first experience in the snow was a pure delight.





Oh what a day, oh what heaven!
How far she’s come from room 827
For this is what boots and jackets are for,
Not collecting dust as a child lives on a hospital floor.



While the pumpkins may have gone rotten on the front porch due to ice,
This year's Halloween has turned out really quite nice.
For in life we have learned to take each day with stride,
even if there is snow, hop in and enjoy the ride.





So whether this year brings you ghouls, goblins or a vampire bite....


Happy Halloween to all and to all a good night.

19 comments:

Alicia said...

WOW!!!! That was an awesome poem, first of all. I was grinning and giggling all the way through! : ) And my goodness, how far she has come since last year and screaming like a mad woman when you tried to put that coat on her!! I am so pleased at all the progress she has made! She really was having fun in that snow. It is going to be a fun Winter for her.

Have a great weekend and a very Happy Halloween!!

4 vs 1 said...

Are you KIDDING? That's ALOT of snow for October 30th!!!!!

GREAT poem and pics!!

Ann said...

Jen - you rock! Love the pictures, love your perspective, love your attitude. Glad to see you having fun and enjoying the moment.

Ann said...

.... but, I ain't loving that snow :)

therextras said...

I've heard of mixed metaphors but this one takes the yule pumpkin!

Barbara

Anonymous said...

awesome poem! very creative!!
and wow - way to go faith!! i love hearing about her and her progress - the idea of october snow makes me a little ill, but fortunately, faith didn't think so! you can tell by your great pictures that she (and mom and dad) are having the time of their lives! thanks for sharing!

happy halloween!

Jen said...

The poem was great. Way to go for thinking of all that.

I can't believe that you have that much snow. Since Faith seemed to like it so much I think you all should just keep it this year. I'm not ready for it at all.

I love the picture of the three of you. Very sweet!

Paula said...

ONE WORD:::: FANTASTIC!!!

Hope said...

I'm loving this post. You three are too cute in the snow. (yikes! already snowing!?!?)

Anonymous said...

You are brilliant <3

Amy

Kristin said...

Jen! Loved the poem and pics--you are so creative. So glad my kids get to work with you :)Tell Brian I said hi! Faith and the doggies, too!
Happy November!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You are a poet my precious JEN! You could write children's books and become a millionaire! lol Oh those pictures were so precious. It just shows that we cannot label our children's abilities in life and what they will do or who they will become! She has surpassed every "LABEL" and become quite the precious little lady! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE FAMILY PHOTO!! You are all so beautiful! We love you and thank you for sharing your lives with us! Almost 3 YEARS!!!

LOVE THE OLIVER FAMILY
KATIE, JOHN and LJ

Mrs. Mac said...

I hopped over here at Dr. B's prompting (therextras). Lovely poem, lovely daughter, lovely family.

kaia said...

Oh what fun it is to ride in a....laundry basket through the snow? Love it! Love the family photo and the poetry! Hi from the Nesbitts

Ayden said...

Oh so cool Jen!!! way too cute!

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