Courage, A Poem for Bethany

 Courage, A Poem for Bethany

by
Taylor W. Kendrick

for
Bethany Jean Kendrick
My beautiful brave daughter

Four foot tall sturdy against my office wall, Courage.
Giggles and tears showing no fear, Courage.
Blue eyes dancing, wrinkled nose laughing, freckled face crying, Courage.
Lungs breathing, heart pounding, pain surging, Courage.
Hands holding, tears flowing, prayers going, Courage.
Daddy’s girl, Mamma’s heart, Big sister with a broken part, Courage.

Bethany, I know you hurt.  I know the pain is often too much to stand.  I love you, and I wish I could take it for you.  I wrote this poem just for you because I am so amazed at how brave you are.  You have the courage of a mighty soldier.  You are strong and courageous.  We are so blessed that God chose us to be your parents.  I am proud of you, and I know that our God will hear our prayers and heal you.  Please know that I am always praying for you and that I love you more than these simple words could ever say.

Love,
Daddy

Copyright © October 2007 by Taylor W. Kendrick for Bethany J. Kendrick

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