Courage Poem

I wrote this to my son. He has sickle cell and has had and hard life. He is 18 today 12/15/2012. When he was a few months old we were told he had this life long painful disease. It has really hurt his ability to be a normal child. But through it all he managed to become the most loving young man you will ever meet. I hope this can help others. You see according to the doctors he would never see 18. Ain't GOD GOOD!!!

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My Son On Your 18th Birthday

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Published: June 2014

Dear Son,
You have finally made it to your 18th Birthday! 
Wow, it came so fast
We surely have come a long way
You have truly been a blessing to my life
I remember the day I found out you were on the way
my first my best oldest SON
When you entered this world I was told I wouldn't have you long
BOY were they wrong!
You have gone through a lot within these 18 years
God had always made sure you had the best of doctors, nurses and
Oh yeah MOM
I remember your handsome blue eyes, head full of hair
your chubby little body but most of all
I remember your hugs and kisses always made my day
As a little boy I saw you go through so much
You fought a great fight
You are a great SON
You are a great young man
And one day you will be a great husband
A great father
And most of all a great man of GOD
He has been there even when I wasn't and for that I'm grateful
You got to know that your life is indeed a blessing to anyone who has a need for a true story
Of strength, passion, love, beauty, courage and power
And even though your father fled away
GOD gave you a Dad to save the day
So look up son you are blessed
Because GOD just keeps giving you his Best
So now I must let you fly away
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