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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Birth (infancy) (08/20/09)

TITLE: A Prayer from the N.I.C.U.
By Tara Roper
08/26/09


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A Prayer From the N.I.C.U

Dear God,
I have a request to make.
Just a moment of your time it will take.
You see, my parents, are heartbroken and sad,
and they have prayed to you with all they had.

Could you just hug them and remind them you care,
as they are wishing I was at home, not here.
This time is confusing, unlike how they pictured it would be,
But I want them to know that you take care of me.

Although I am sleeping in this little bed,
and I am often too tired to raise my little head,
please let them know that they did their very best.
And that at night I am protected as I sleep upon your chest.

They think I am so lonely during the day,
and if I could tell them, I would say…

I know this is hard, and God understands,
But just know He has never let go of my hand.
He is always with me, like He is with you,
and all this has a purpose too.

But while I am in this temporary N.I.C.U home,
Please God, tell them I have never been alone.


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Yvonne Blake 08/28/09
Ahhh...made me cry!
I love the POV. This is so sweet! Thanks
Ruth Brown 09/01/09
Comforting POV. We had a little one in N.I.C.U,nearly lost mother and baby.
Bless you!
Deborah Porter 09/03/09
Hi Tara. I just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know your entry, Prayer from the NICU, actually did very well in the Birth Challenge. Although you didn't receive an award, you made it into the Highest Rankings for Level 1, placing 6th in that Level, and you also made it into the highest rankings overall, placing 37th overall. That's excellent for a Level 1 entrant.

The competition is always intense in Level 1, so you deserve a pat on the back. :-)

If you'd like to check the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:
http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26785

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.

Again, well done!

Just a quick reminder about this year’s Page Turner Contest for 500 members. If you have a novel in the works (even just the first chapter), this contest is a must to enter:
http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/FaithWriters500/contest-pageturner.php

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)