Counting starts at 1
Written March 3 2020
Counting Starts at 1
By: Kimmy Higginbotham
Positive, Positive, Positive,
A day, one day, three years ago
We truly became a family then
Walking, talking, fretting,
Certain that joy was right around the corner
Once the shock flew away.
But we didn't know that joy lived in fretting until everything was gone.
Lost almost as soon as it was found.
My first, your first, our first.
Announcement became pronouncement.
Too quick to count.
But it counts.
It counts in doctor's visits and blood draws,
In calls to Insurance, in days of worry,
And, yes, in tears.
In tears and bargains and wishes and shots.
Oh yes, it counts.
The first... 1...