Friday, February 09, 2007

Today...

Today we said good-bye to a wee babe who didn't get the chance to know her mom and dad. Who won't get to run and play, to experience joy, and pain, love, fresh air and sunshine on her face. Today we hugged her parents and grandparents and held them tight. Today the sun was shining and the wind was cold on the backs of our small gathering as we spent a few moments at her grave site where she is now laid with her great grandfather. Today we looked at her wee footprint embossed in silver, now in a frame, always a reminder. Today we prayed that her parents will someday know the joy of bearing a living babe, and that the pain and the ache will ease for them. Today we shed tears, honoured to be part of such a moment. Today we said good-bye...

12 comments:

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

how sad. one of the hardest event we attended last year was a "celebration of life" for the young daughter of friends of ours, they made it clear no tears were wanted but my heart just ached for them and their loss.

Jodi said...

How sad! It never seems fair does it? My prayers are with this family.

Shelley said...

My thoughts and prayers are with this couple who are mourning.

Karen said...

This can have such a devastating effect on a family. My thoughts go out to them.

Tee said...

That is so sad but what a bittersweet tribute to that little one. Back to Heaven so quickly.

~Cathy~ said...

What a sad day... :( Wishing the parents peace...

Matt, Christine, Elijah, Joseph & TBA said...

We have been praying for T and L. Can't imagine having to go through such a devasatating time.

Jamie Dawn said...

How heartbreaking. I am so sad for the parents of this little baby that didn't survive. She is in God's hands now, and that is the only comfort one can take during such a loss.

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I'm so glad you enjoyed a shopping spree with your birthday loot. I'm am EXTRA glad that you used the word hitonious in your post. Hooray!!
It is good to hear that Rosa is recovering. She will be happy to have you there to provide support and encouragement.

Jamie Dawn said...

Nice, new look for your blog!!!

Perri said...

I said a prayer for your friends on the loss of their precious child.

Happy belated birthday.

Michelle said...

I was catching up at your site and came across this. It makes me heart hurt! My prayers are with the parents, the grandparents and all the people who loved this little baby so much.

Evey said...

This is heart wrenching!