My sweet, darling baby, do you know I almost lost you? Do you know how close it was? I watched your tiny body fight for every breath, hour after hour, day after day. I listened to your hoarse cry, and I cried with you. You couldn't sleep, and I rocked you through the night.
Do you know I studied the machines, diligently watching the numbers and following the lines that tracked your infant life? Do you know you were wrapped up in my arms when, suddenly, they stopped?