Friday, April 11, 2008

I can, I haven't, I don't, I am

I can walk.
I can run.
I can see and hear.
I can touch and feel.
I can sing and dance
even with two left feet.
I can smile and laugh.
I can cry.
I can dream.
I can wish.
I can make a snow angel.
I can read and write.
I have my own hair.
I can make my own choices.
I can make my own mistakes.
I can breathe.

I haven't lost a child.
I haven't lost a spouse or a sibling.
I haven't lost a parent.
I haven't fought in a war.

I don't want to have a tragedy
to wake me up.
or put me to sleep.

I am grateful.
for all the simple things.
that some people don't have.
and that I probably take for granted
every. single. day.

9 comments:

Candy said...

Love it. Love it. Love it.

kelly said...

did you write this?
I love it.

LL said...

WOW!
makes you think. that was great.

The Curtis Family said...

Love it!

---Allison

The Jorgensens said...

Thanks for sharing. I loved it.

Nancy fancy pants said...

That was really unique. I loved it. Thanks.

Emily said...

We are all so lucky, even for some of us that have gone through those things and made it to the other side. thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Shelb, I love your blog, its becoming one of those things that I look forward to checking each day.
Thank you for letting your sweet personality come through...

Shelby said...

Kel,
Yes I wrote it.