Preemie Mother Sisterhood

sonshine2I belong to this sisterhood, women from near and far
Who share a life experience that has shaped who we are
It binds us and unites us – has changed our point of view
For we gave birth to miracles, long before they were due

We all met our labor, with happiness and fear
Mumbled a bunch of prayers that we hoped our God would hear
We all know what it means to have life flash before our eyes
And to give birth without the sound of a sweet baby’s cries

We’ve sat by incubators, long nights that had no end
And we all know a NICU nurse can make the best of friend
We’ve stayed over in waiting rooms, sweaters to shield the cold
Made major life choices before our child was two days old

Watched monitors like TV, waited weeks to give a bath
Would trade a million dollars just to hear our baby laugh
Celebrated leads removed, ounces and inches gained
Transitioning to CPAP, room temperature maintained

The NICU is our hazing, each of us passed the test
Our secret handshake is from nerves worn out by all the stress
We share a special language, in stories that we tell
And our treasured resources are O2 and Purell

We take nothing for granted, live off blessings in store
And pray to God we’ll never see a NICU anymore
Life threw us in the ringer, and we came out alive
Promise to be more grateful if our baby just survives

This preemie mother sisterhood, we never thought we’d know
Comes with a roller-coaster, watching our babies grow
There’s joy in our sisterhood, although it’s hard to see
We’ll feel like better mothers, after the misery

So here’s to all the mommas to whom miracles were born
Who learned through our delivery, we’re stronger than the norm
Keep holding one another, hoping for all things good
This mom’s a lifetime member, preemie mother sisterhood

Written by Kaleena Berryman

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  1. Hi sisters, my name is ruth I had a premie baby in january 29 2015 is now 4months and we still going back and forth. I need prayer I know and believe that through our prayer God is going to do a miracle. I am a single mom and not having any of my relatives here. I need your prayer for my son David. Thank you

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