By Juby Shapiro, November 1997
Written with lots of love for my precious little girl, Chana
Just thought I'd share with you a poem I just wrote about when my neighbor's grandchildren came to "play" with Aaron and Chana yesterday.
Growing PainsMy Precious little girl How my heart ached for you today when you tried so hard to play with the children. You sought to win them over with your sunshine smile. Your sparkling blue eyes expressing the words your lips are unable to form. You couldn't understand when your gestures of friendship were not reciprocated. I saw your attempts to join in their games- games they played with your toys which you shared with them without hesitation. You stood by on the sidelines watching intently, enthralled with their every word and action. When one child fell and began to cry, you were the one who ran to give her comfort deeply concerned about her well-being. And when the children left you were saddened to see them go. I cradled you in the safety of my arms until you smiled again.
Just thought you'd all understand....
Juby Shapiro mom to Aaron and Chana. two adorable children who have undiagnosed atypical microcephaly...and a lot of love!!!!
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