Standing Watch – She is Resting

Hello family and friends.

Yesterday was a very long day.  My daughter had her tonsils removed.

She is doing very well.

I’ll share more later this week; today seems to be a day for all of us to rest!

 Fortunately, Al and I were able to be in the recovery room with her.

As we watched her resting and slowly waking up, I penned the following:

Cathy's poem to her daughter as she recuperated from her operation.  "Let me be a gentle spirit.  Let me softly stroke your brow as you rest.  Please know that I am here.  I will love you always from the depth of my being.  Oh my daughter forever you are mine.

Cathy’s poem to her daughter as she recuperated from her operation.

Let me be a gentle spirit. 

Let me softly stroke your brow.

As you rest

Please know that I am here. 

I will love you always

From the depth of my being. 

Oh my daughter

Forever you are mine.


Peace and blessings to all,

– Cathy


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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Posted in 2013, Autism, B4Peace, Faith, Family, Peaceful, Personal, Special Needs, Thoughts, Uncategorized
17 comments on “Standing Watch – She is Resting
  1. creative pixie says:

    I hope your daughter recovers quickly and eats plenty of ice cream or crisps. (depending on what her Dr says)

  2. fgassette says:

    Praying for your daughters quick recovery. BEAUTIFUL POEM! Ice cream helped me in my recovery decades ago.


  3. Beautiful.
    My prayers go out to her and you both. G❤

  4. frizztext says:

    I like the photo of your handwritten card
    featuring the poem to your daughter
    as she recuperated from her operation!

  5. adinparadise says:

    All the best to your daughter. I remember when our son had his tonsils out at a very young age. he was soon up and running again. 🙂

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you! Yes, she seems to be acting closer to her normal self. I’m sure she’ll have some ups and downs in the next few days, In the meantime we’ll continue to keep watch! 🙂

  6. Patty B says:

    prayers and hugs ~

  7. So beautiful — so glad you wrote your thoughts down! There is nothing quite so intense as a mother’s thoughts while her child is in surgery. My son had three surgeries by the time he was five, and it is an emotional journey for the whole family. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well, and has you to watch over her!

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you, Melissa. It is emotional. I knew she’d be okay but it’s always tugs at your heart strings when your child is vulnerable like that. Thank-you very much for sharing your experience. 🙂

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  9. sheila Zucman says:

    This comment is related to an earlier blog……..My grandmothers name (your great grandmother) was not Maria, it was Magdalena

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