The burden lies with me alone.
Though it is something, I should have known,
My dearest friends cannot conceive,
The deep sorrow that time will not relieve.
Must I explain my every thought?
Why at times I have strength naught?
To say it is a torture would be a lie,
The work involved is worth the try.
To reach the inmost of the mind,
Is the treasure I know I’ll find.
I love what others see as a curse.
Belief runs deep, when known it could be worse.
To see a smile, feel love, hear speech,
It makes it worth the effort to reach.
I say I am alone, but ‘tis not true.
My determination and faith will carry me through.
I may break down; my strength seems to fail,
But hope is there, I will prevail.
I pray to the One on bended knee,
Will help others to one-day see
A child that is already whole,
The beauty deep within her soul.
This day will come with reality,
Until it arrives, patience has to be.
At times alone, yea, I will feel,
But I will continue to work with zeal.
Each goal that is reached gives me hope anew,
My faith in her will always be true.
I shall not give up, I will always be bold
And love my girl with her heart of gold.
By Christina Briggs
* Stories From the Heart is an ongoing series of user contributed heart warming stories, that shine light on the Autism and special needs experience.