A Gift from God

A grandmother's poem for her beloved preemie daughter.

By Dianne, Autumn's Grandmother

At first glance
you were so small
I hardy saw a baby at all,
with tubes and wires
a frightening sight
but you were in for a
big fight.

Not even two pounds
just skin and bones,
Your body so small
with problems so big,
but you fought hard
and continued to grow.

So many fears
So many tears

You are home now
and growing big
I love you dear,
more than words can say.
A miracle baby
A gift from God.
You showed the world
You showed us all.

Dianne wrote this poem for her granddaughter, who was born at 27 weeks weighing 1 pound 8 ounces and 13 inches long.