Saturday, May 3, 2008

"My Blankie" by Pam Carroll

My aunt, Pam Carroll, wrote the sweetest poem. We attach this poem to our scent blankies we put in our Footprints bags. The idea behind the scent blankies is for the mother to take the blanket home and sleep with then return it to the incubator so the baby will have their mother's scent close to them. It's so hard when you can't hold your baby or comfort it while they're in the incubator. I know so many families have been comforted by this precious poem.

My “Blankie” by Pam Carroll

I have a little “blankie”
That I hold tight each night,
But there’s one thing missing,
My Mommy by my side.

If Mommy takes this “blankie”
And holds it very close,
When she brings it to me
I’ll smell her with my nose.

It won’t replace my Mommy,
But remind me of her love,
And that God’s watching me
From Heaven above.

"Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles." Psalm 119:50