Puppy Slippers

his mother writes to tell us 
thank you
for the money we sent for Christmas

she says
he used the money to buy puppy slippers
my heart pounds a bit, holding her letter

once, after the miscarriage
i saw a baby boy that looked like our girls
dressed in denim overalls and puppy Robeez

the sight nearly undid me

and now she writes to say
he chose puppy slippers,
this little boy we sponsor, the same age our baby should be

the gift he is to me
is far more than the gifts he chooses
with our American dollars


  1. That's so sweet!!! It's exciting what a blessing sponsoring a child is to your family! Love you, Wendy

  2. What a touching post. Thank you for sharing it!


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