Sunday, November 4, 2012

We Walk Today

Dear Mom,
I will walk today
because you can't anymore

Your granddaughters will walk today
because they wish you could read them a story

My husband will walk today
because he knows my tears in the middle of the night

Friends will walk today
because they have taken the time to listen to our story

Strangers will walk today
because they share our fate

We will all walk today

when you are crying out
when you are alone in your bed
when you are being propped up and spoon fed your breakfast
when you are swearing as your diaper is changed
when your smile turns into a desperate frown
when the music plays in your room to calm you down

And even though you don't know who we are,
we will walk today
because if you could, you would walk with us.

Love, Lois


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