Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We don't live in a vacuum. My husband's cancer has also affected our children. Our "baby," now 13, has begun expressing herself through her writing, usually in poetry or in song. This is what she wrote:


One hug to show you care
One kiss to show you'll always be there
One day to tell me you love me
One hour to show me we'll always be
One minute to show you'll be by my side
One second to show you won't run and hide
One touch to tell me you're sorry for anything you ever do
One kiss from me to show you I love you.

Copyright @2009 Lilly Ives

Some kidlet, huh? :)


  1. Good one Lilly and good for you too for this will help you allot. You write very well and all this will really go a long way towards settling you emotions...

    Thanks for your part hon and God Bless you and you Wonderful Words!!!


  2. Lil is a very talented poet! We are all praying here for her daddy, but what a blessing she brought forth out of this! Keep writing Lil!

  3. i have been reading your blog for quite some time and i just keep coming back to read this one. your daughters poem is wonderful. i have not dealt or and are not dealing with cancer but i have been a victim of sexual abuse and rape. and i read your blogs and i just envy you and your husbands faith. Even though God allowed your Husband to get cancer you trust him trought it all. and it just amazes me. you and your family truley are inspirations to me -- thankyou.