Innocence Lost … and Regained

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)

9 thoughts on “Innocence Lost … and Regained

  1. David Dively says:

    James Ward song – Sleep Little Girl

    sample/buy here on Amazon:

    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


  2. EandD says:

    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!


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