An Angel Named Courtney
by Eleanor Brodnansky
(Santa Rosa, Ca.)
Courtney Eleanor Buss
From the first day, she was special
That tiny blonde girl.
She didn't cry much, even when hooked to machines.
We loved her instantly,
That darling blonde girl.
She grabbed our hearts and didn't let go.
We knew something was wrong, but not sure what.
She was three months old and not progressing.
Her twin sister Kendall was doing fine.
Little Courtney couldn't eat and was floppy.
Doctor says it's SMA1 and we won't have her long.
She was with us only six months when she passed.
Everyone from far and near came
because they knew how precious she was to us.
All we have now are memories and her beautiful pictures.
We'll never, ever, forget you, Courtney.