Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We want you to know.....

Back in 1999, when my nephew's girlfriend was only 15 years old, she wrote a poem for her uncle who was about to deploy to Kosovo. She'd misplaced it over the years of moving with her family, but found it again last night when she was going through some of her things. She immediately thought of Seth......so she sent it to me tonight. I read through it with tears in my eyes and immediately called her to ask permission to post it here. I hope you like it as much as I do.

For all of the sons and daughters
For all of the mothers and fathers
For all of the brothers and sisters
Who are far away
We know that we will see your shining faces again some day.

For all of the prayers and wishes
For all of the missed hugs and kisses
For all of the sleepless nights and tears that we have cried
We want you to know that
In our hearts, you'll never die.

For all of the pain that you will go through
For all of the good that you will do
For all of the fighting people who know you
We want you to know that
We will always love you.

For all of the things that you'll fear
For all of your falling tears
For all of the days that will seem like years
We want you to know that
When you come back, we will still be here.

by Robyn Sewell

3 Comments:

Blogger Courtney said...

That poem is so sweet. It made me cry. That is really good for a 15 year old. Shoot, that is good period.

1/24/06, 7:26 PM  
Blogger syvanna said...

you cant see it right now but im am bawling

1/25/06, 5:48 PM  
Blogger yankeemom said...

What a beautiful poem!
Now where did I put my tissues?

1/27/06, 8:50 AM  

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