It's today that we honor every heart that is broken,
Too many are gone now, some words left unspoken.
A good fight is fought but still many don't stay,
So we have all learned to just live for today.
I once spent this day with sweet love cards to give,
Now I think of the children, who fight just to live.
40,000 babies affected each year
Inciting in parents the very worst fear.
The child you've wanted for so very long,
May never come home, for his heart is not strong.
Every second seems to echo an eternity,
Will my child survive this to come home with me?
I won't say it's been easy, I can't say it's been fair,
I will say through it all, HE has always been there.
Yes, on Valentine's Day, I do celebrate love,
Today my child lives, and today that's enough.
May we remember what today means to so many, and embrace life for what it is...a gift.