I wrote this poem when I was picking up my son from school.  At that time, Seth was in the second grade. All of these thoughts and feelings that I had bottled up came flowing out on the empty piece of paper. I hope these words help anyone who is struggling with being different.  We all face adversity of some type or another.  Each time I share this poem with individuals, caregivers or healthcare professionals,  I receive the same reaction.  Their eyes are filled with tears.

My hope is that you are able to see a glimpse of my healing journey.  It was not an easy journey. However, with faith and support I was able to move forward. Please feel free to share this poem with anyone who needs to hear that they are loved unconditionally.

Karen L. Scuilli, MSN, RN, MBA

Executive Director, Face2Face Healing