Her Strength

by Robert Flores

What kind of woman gives up everything

to care for her child in the hospital?

She has given up sleep,

time with her other children,

time with her husband,

time in her own soft bed

She has sacrificed her emotions and her sanity

her comforts and her peace

to be with our son

night and day


She’s there to hold him

to calm him down

She smiles at him

talks with him

prays over him

She’s his advocate

Her familiar face brings a smile to our son

He couldn’t do this without her

He is completely reliant upon her presence

He needs her more than food and water

She gives him assurance

She gives him strength


She calls out to God for strength

She sings to Him

and asks others for prayer

Her reliance is upon God

Her son

Our son

is worth all this pain and suffering

What kind of woman gives up everything to care for her child in the hospital?

My wife