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Free Write Friday #32: Beautiful People

on November 9, 2013

free-write-friday-kellie-elmoreThe inspiration for tonight’s post comes from Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday. Here is the scoop in her own words:

Welcome to Free Write Friday! New here? Read the intro. Everyone else, let’s get started. I am so happy to be back with you this week. Thank you so much for making my guest hosts, Mark and Kelley, feel welcome during their visit. Interested in being a guest host? Email me via my contact page. I’d love to have you over!

Now, down to business. Here is your FWF prompt:

Tell me about a beautiful person you know…

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She nuzzled close to my breast
Sending sensations none could surpass
We were alone, Father no where around
Cries through the night the only sound

One day she crawled, the next she ran
Laughter in her voice holding my hand
What a sight that wonderful smile
Glowing inside and out all the while

One day her name I called, she did not answer
Just wheeled and twirled like a ballerina dancer
Not once, not twice, but many times over
Why had she become such an ignorer?

Unbeknownst to all at the time
Hers was a silent world without chime
Doctors were cruel offering no hope
Just take her home, learn how to cope

Separation came, leaving her father behind
Claiming she’s impaired, she’s not mine
How do you tell a child barely three
Only one parent wants her – that’s me?

I prayed and prayed, pleaded and pleaded
Where is the daddy she so desperately needed?
The days weren’t so bad, the nights sad and lonely
I’d cry myself to sleep wondering if only…

Then, a new man appeared on the scene
One loving and kind, not cold and mean
His challenge, help her to speak
Learn how to cope, never be weak

He was Daddy, the man who understood
The one who would be around for good
To want her, to love her, to help her, to hold her
To know her, to teach her, to nurture her, to scold her

She is the caterpillar whose wings now spread
Across clear blue skies leaving behind the dread
She soars and soars in amazement to all
Never missing a beat when her daddy calls

She is now a mother, two daughters of her own
Successful in business, fully grown
A beautiful person once shunned unable to hear
Brings smiles and joy to everyone near

Sidenote: Niki already has a BS degree in Marketing from the University of Florida and a BS in finance from Florida International University (FIU). She has just been accepted to FIU’s graduate program where she will be working toward her MBA. Not bad for a little girl who parents were once told she had no hope for a normal life. Of course, I guess for one who is approaching her Masters degree with aspirations of a PhD might not be considered normal after all. Go Gators!


Niki – 3 yrs old when she got her first hearing aids


Niki – Wife and Mother


7 responses to “Free Write Friday #32: Beautiful People

  1. Mary Firmin says:

    What an incredible story! The poem at the end is particularly poignant. Thank you for sharing your life and success with us. Mary Firmin.

  2. Such a beautiful story to share with us….thank you so much:) Hope, faith and love….always love:) Which is so very evident in your family….she is truly beautiful.
    I have learned that life is never easy, but we can fight against the odds of whatever they may be, as God’s love for us endures all things…as we keep hold of His hand as we travel through mountain top highs and the lows of the valley at times too…in my own life when I was in the lows of the valley I found if I looked and sought out the beauty, that the valley times sometimes were the best times:)

  3. That touched my heart. So often the beauty is missed in a child when they are deemed imperfect. But we are all beautifully imperfect. 😊

  4. […] The inspiration for tonight's post comes from Kellie Elmore's Free Write Friday. Here is the scoop in her own words: Welcome to Free Write Friday! New here? Read the intro. Everyone else, let’s get…  […]

  5. A heart lifting story! Those who struggle early on are built with an internal drive to triumph. My youngest son was born with developmental delays. He had intense intervention early on and throughout his educational career. He is now well on his way in his plumbing career!

  6. Pink Woods says:

    Wow. Such a beautiful and inspiring take for this prompt. I’m so glad it turned out well for her and she found supportive persons to help her through and accept her. 🙂

  7. Such a moving post. So pleased to have you share your story with us for fwf.
    Much love and support…

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