Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Didn't Even Know

It was a complete surprise to us,
we didn’t even know about you until you were gone.

We want you to know that we love you just the same.
We rejoiced the day we knew that you were growing in my womb.
You had been in there for ten weeks, all while we didn’t even know.

The day we rejoiced is also the day we cried.
The day we found out that,
while your tiny little body was still in my womb,
your precious spirit was already in the arms of Jesus.
How very blessed you are to be with Him already.
How very blessed we are to know that you are there.

You will never know pain or fear, only love and joy, perfectly.
For this we rejoice!
What a privilege and honor to have carried you for those weeks,
even if I didn’t know.

I know with all my heart that my Father,
and yours, has a beautiful and grand purpose for your life,
no matter how short here on earth!
While I would love to hold you, smell you, kiss you and nurse you,
I trust you to the Lord.
And the day I meet you will be glorious indeed.
I was deeply touched by all the sweet and comforting comments,
thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was struck by how many of my readers have lost babies or children. I suspect the percentage is extremely high. This got me thinking. Until Stacie mentioned it, I did not know that there was an actual day set aside to remember and honor our precious ones that have gone before us to glory . (October 15) In light of that, I had the thought to join our hearts together in remembrance and praise for our little ones. I have a post planned for tomorrow (10/15/09) called, "Sorrowful, Yet Rejoicing" and would like to put Mr. Linky up again and invite each of you who have lost a baby or a child to share in a post on your blog something about your little one(s). It doesn't have to be elaborate or fancy, it could even be as simple as mentioning your loss.
I picture going to each of the blogs and quietly praising God for each one of the 'glory babies' and praying for each of the women. How beautiful and powerful to have our hearts joined in this gift of motherhood and sorrow. What do you think, will you join me in remembering and honoring their lives as well as praising our God for His faithfulness to each of us?
I wonder how many women out there are still hurting, feeling alone and need to be lifted up to our Savior.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Michelle, what a lovely and encouraging this to do!

I know this would help in the healing process for many women.

Part of the problem of miscarriages, is that there is no casket. There is no grave. They were there, now they are gone. People don't consider them real, family and friends. They don't realize that you have experienced an actual loss adn that you are truly grieving.

I will post tomorrow and praying about what to say.

J said...

I have tears in my eyes. I have lost one baby to miscarriage and another due to a tubal pregnancy. I had no idea there was a day set aside for remembering them. My heart grieves for each of them as the anniversaries of their deaths and due dates pass (which all correspond with birthdays, Christmas, and a wedding anniversary). I would love this opportunity. And I am comforted to know that others have walked through these experiences. You are so precious and so encouraging!

Thank you for allowing God to minister to my heart through your life.

I too, am praying about what to say tomorrow.

Amanda Sikes said...

This sounds like an awesome opportunity to grieve my own loss while uplifting others and helping to lighten their load if even for just a day.

Seven Sisters said...

Hi, Michelle! I have missed you!

I didn't know there was a day, either. I will certainly be posting tomorrow and come visit you as well.

HUGS to you--I've had a few miscarriages where we barely knew and then found out the baby was gone before we even found out. I understand.

What a glorious reunion someday--I have 14 precious little ones with Him.

Thank you for doing this!

HUGS again!

(sorry my google account posts in my dds' name)

Camille said...

Did you compose that poem yourself? It is so lovley! The Lord is so GOOD and He is using you to be a blessing to others. Very often this is how it is when we have trials they are turned around for His GLORY!

I agree that the "world" and sometimes even Christians will not appreciate the loss you feel...because they do not view the little one as fully human. But from the moment of conception that little one is a little person who will live eternally just as we will. The only difference is that they did not have to live any of their days in this world cursed with sin and you said in your poem...they are with Christ...which is far better!


Mary at Civilla's Cyber Cafe said...

God spares some of these little ones the hardships of life. It is hard on us who are left behind.

busymomof10 said...

Your poem was so beautiful! It touched my heart!