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My son Eli

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My son Eli

You came to me before I was ready
I cried when I heard of your existence
Over night my youth was gone
Worried sick that I wouldn’t be good enough for you
Clueless on what expect for the future
Carrying you under my heart for 9 months long
I knew that I love you
I just never knew how much
Then I saw your face
Those beautiful brown eyes staring straight into mine
My heart melted 
And I asked myself how can a person love someone so much that they just met
But I did
I love you more than life it’s self
In that instant I knew my purpose on this earth was to protect you from all evil
I would give my last breath to you
I would kill for you
I would steal for you
The little keeper of my heart
My ray of sunshine during a thunder storm
So much joy have you given to me
My life is meaningless without you
I taught you how to walk and how to talk 
You taught me that life’s most precious gift is the love of a child
Your smile gets me through tough times
Your laugh is a symphony of music to my ears
I dedicate my entire life to you
I make I lot of promises that I can not keep but the absolute promise to love you till Lord stops my beating heart is one that is forever 
I was young and clueless
Wondering around the word deaf and dumb
Until the almighty sent you to me
I am now wiser and understanding
Selfless, patient and gentle
You, my wonderful son, are the reason for this
You changed me
You saved me
I am forever grateful for you 
My little pitcher
My soldier
My kung fu ninja
My super hero
The joy of my salvation
Life makes so much more sense when I’m looking at you
Where I go, you will go
I will starve so that you can eat
Go without so that you can have
Sleepless nights and empty bank accounts is all worth seeing you happy
Many will disappoint you, leave you, hurt you, and scar you
But remember momma will forever be right here for you
You are the number one most important thing in my life
You will never come second to nothing or no one
No matter how big you grow you will forever remain my little baby boy
My heart and my soul
My beginning and my ending 
My tiny angel without wings 
My meaning, my reasoning, my inspiration and my motivation
My one and my only Elijah William Tippett

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  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:31:00 PM

    beautiful poem,the sentiments of love is the matchstick to the fire this poem stirs.thanks

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 12:54:00 PM

    Love it : ) im not a mum, but i get it : ) I wish you the best in life.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 8:14:00 AM

    its amazing the love felt from a child,as when the Lord saves us we love as a child again, bless you for being such an inspiration to your precious son

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:09:00 AM

    So glad to know that he's the air that you breathe!!! Love this tribute to your son!!!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:19:00 AM

    Give a kiss to Elijah from me, your sweet and loving son - Beautiful written poem for him. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)