I read this poem shortly after learning about Gabrielle's diagnosis and I cried buckets the first time. So much so, I could barely read the writing on the computer. I read it now, 7 months later, and I still cry. It's a wonderful poem. Thank you to the mom's I've met online who also have babies with Gabrielle's diagnosis who shared this with me. I find so often, I don't have any of the right words to describe the depth of what I'm feeling, and I find so often that poetry says it just perfectly. Thank you poetry. I have never appreciated you more in my life then I do now.