It was no surprise, when he looked in her eyes
And her fear was driven by pain
He yearned for the day, he could take this away
When together, they’d hold their new babe.
He kept a strong face; she used his heart as her brace
Surpassing the moment as one.
Yet he still did not feel, the pain that so reeled
A pain which compared to none.
Inside his eyes cried, tears of questions and freight
But he could not upset his strong girl
So with a gaze that was locked and soothing words that were talked
They heaved on to let labor unfurl.
The meaning of time is all knowing; sublime
And the two fighters had discovered this too
Two days turned to nights twice during their fights
And oh how the contractions flew.
He stood strong by her feet, with his body bent neat
Over hers, to take away all her pain
And although it was kind and took the strain off her mind
He knew that the stance was in vain.
The pain would remain, with harshness and maim
And he would be totally helpless
But everything changed, as her words came to range
And she spoke, “Your help is my bliss”
Fortuitously the two allowed me to be
A witness to the happenings that day
And unknowingly I caught glimpse you see
Of two people who were attached by the souls.
Eventually an infant was freed
To this world that holds prospects so vast
But first he will see, this awesome love that’s between
His Mom and Dad’s present, future and past.
Growing with love, that envelopes not shoves
Through this life is a wonderful thing
And if there is one thing I know, that I’ve learned from this show
Love and unity is what these two bring.
Great things are achieved when determination is weaved
And these two had that in stacks
And their outcome was grand, while locking their hands
A diamond, a heart and The Jack.
In dedication to Ashley, who is as deceiving as a diamond- pretty as can be, but strong as a rock when it comes down to the tough stuff. To Dustin, who I am now sure has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen, especially when it comes to his love. And of course their beautiful baby boy Jackson.