Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas for Champions


I know about Christmas and the birth of the Son
Who changed the world with a breath, He was the long awaited One

I know about Shepherds and Angels and Kings
About animals and mangers, and the carols we sing

I know about Santa, and his reindeer in flight
The tale we imagine on Christmas Eve night

I know about Frosty, his eyes made of coal
How he cheers young ones up, he's a happy ol' soul

I know about children who can't wait to tell
Santa their wishes and sing Jingle Bells

But some children I know, who are beautiful and bright
Struggle to find the words that are right

Loud noises and people make them anxious and scared
They're not fond of changes or white beards and hair

Their parents might ponder during this season
Did they do something wrong? Could they be the reason?

Their child is special, they know this for sure
A blessing to them with a soul that is pure

They've learned how to care, how to give, how to cope
They see with eyes of love, and that gives them hope

These parents I know face challenges each day
Lack of sleep, IEPs, they will make a way

For their child to succeed, and be all they can be
Their focus is clear, they love endlessly

My prayer is for families, who face this blessed time
Of year may they experience true peace of mind

Knowing God has a plan for their daughter or son
These parents are champions and the race they have won

So this Christmas my wish 'tis noble and true
God bless these Moms and Dads and their precious children too

© 2011 Donna M Cooper


  1. Dawn Brabitz and familyDecember 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Great poem! Merry Christmas to you too Donna (And Jonathan and Janeen :)

  2. Beautiful!
    Merry Xmas to you & your family.

  3. How beautiful your poem--and thoughtful of you to include and send it out to other parents who struggle and love in the way that we all do. Just as our kids want to feel comfort from relating and feeling connected with others, don't we parents want that, too? Your poem made me feel just that. Connected to others who really "get it" and less separate.

    THANK YOU...and merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Denise LaMontagne
    (Lily's mom...and Floortime lover)
    Pasadena, CA