Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I Want To Live

The following poem is dedicated to my family and the friends who, with their generosity on my 65th birthday, made it possible for me to keep my caregiver for another three weeks or so while we await the results of our application for caregiver assistance. It was also written in appreciation for all the things that they do to help make my life easier so that I may enjoy each day to the fullest. I love them all more than I could ever say and consider myself very blessed. I am not in this alone.

I want to live
For the bright smiles of my grandchildren
For sweet kisses and warm hugs
For the music of their laughter
For the perfect love in their hearts

I want to live
For the love of my daughters
For the joy and pleasure they bring to me
For everything we are and have been
For the perfect love in their hearts

I want to live
For the beauty of family
For a place of belonging worth waiting for
For the gift of having a home
With a perfect love in its heart

I want to live
For the precious gift of friendship
For the ones who have shared the ride
For those who have touched my life
With a perfect love in their hearts

I want to live
For the love of my husband
For the light in his eyes, his tender touch
For all that we are and all that we have
With a perfect love in our hearts


Blogger Tammy said...

That made me cry while nodding my head. A very moving poem of love and life!

Payers for a quick answer on your application.

You are so blessed! XXOO

Love you!

6:54 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Pam--very sweetly, passionately, and deeply felt poem.
To life--and to your 65th birthday. May you have many more.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Pam -

Beautiful. Only a beautiful soul, a beautiful heart could write a poem filled with such gratitude and tender longing.

Surely there will be a timely answer on that application. You are deserving of all good things and a full rich life. I know you have that in so many ways.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

What a very touching post, Pam. Reading it I feel uplifted knowing there are such wonderful, caring people on this earth. Your poem is a lovely tribute to their compassion and I'm grateful that you would share it with us.

I'm sure you will get your approval very soon.

All of my very best to you.

2:17 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

You are never alone.

And, besides being a beautiful blond, you DO have a beautiful heart and soul! (THey are possibly blond as well!)

5:03 PM  
Blogger Bonita said...

What a poignant poem. Surely no one deserves this more than you, who cherishes life so much. I hope your caregiving situation works out.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

A great post. You understand life and articulate it beautifully.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Just lovely, Pam. I am so happy for you that you have such a loving family. I'm sure they cherish your love for them and I hope that your assistance materializes. Hugs.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I just wanted to drop by and give you a {[ Hug }}. Hope your getting that assistance - you deserve the best, Pam.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Pam -- There are not many things I can add to the comments that have gone before. This is beautiful. You are beautiful. Birthday greetings and blessings.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Oh Pam, you are an amazing person. You are loved.

11:42 PM  

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