The young couple, with stars in their eyes,
Walks hand in hand with joyful hearts.
A day of excitement and wonder awaits.
What will the future bring?
A boy full of energy and laughter?
A girl with bright eyes and sweet smile?
Anxiously they wait for their turn,
Surely only a few minutes more.
In their minds are pictures of a nursery
With soft blankets and toys on the floor.
Then it’s time, the wait’s almost over.
The tech starts to measure and scan.
But what’s this? She seems worried and tense.
Why won’t she answer?
“The doctor is coming to talk,” she says.
The sweet couple sits in silence.
The tears begin falling,
The first of so many to come.
His arm around her, She sits on his knee,
That small comfort keeping her from falling apart.
The doctor looks sad,
“Your baby is dying.”
“You did nothing wrong. It just happens sometimes.”
The young couple leaves heartbroken and shocked.
The poor tech is in tears as they walk by,
Sympathy etched on her face.
The young couple, with tears in their eyes,
Walks hand in hand with sorrowful hearts.
And the baby? A girl.
Born still and too soon.
Their hearts grieve, but with hope.
They will see her again,
And never be parted.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Revelation 21: 4-5 (ESV)
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Can I ask if you wrote this Rachel? And if so, is it personal to you? It’s quite heartbreaking 😦
Yes, I wrote this. And yes, this is personal experience. We lost our first baby 14 years ago.
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I’m very sorry. I didn’t know that 😦 I will read your link.
James Ward song – Sleep Little Girl
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Sleep little girl
Over the waves
You’ve made the journey
From cradle to grave
Rocked by the tide
to the other side
Where Jesus stands
Smiling over the Promised Land
Sleep Little One
Ready at last
Jesus your Captain
Will hold you fast
He’s been the one
We’ve been assisting on your way
Till you wake to endless day
Now as you enter your rest
We will remember the best days
While you sleep little girl
Over the waves
Jesus has promised the life he gave
We’ll join you there
It’s better where our hopes increase
Sleep little girl in peace
You posted this the day my brother and his wife lost their son a few hours before she went into full term labor.
It meant a great deal to me and as I have wept with their family over the past week, we have looked with hope to the Resurrection. Thank you.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Wow! Thank you for writing this. Our first child, a son – Daniel James, would have turned 17 this past October. The Lord is good – always good. Our oldest daughter turned 16 this past October. We have 5 beautiful daughters and a young son. My heart still grieves the loss of our son, but is filled with the knowledge and promise that we will see him again one day!