Empty Hands Held High …

I went in for my follow-up ultrasound yesterday.
Baby should have been 10 weeks and 2 days. Instead, the measurement remains what it was last week … 7 weeks 2 days(ish.)

So this one walks golden streets instead of dirt and concrete, and looked into Jesus’ eyes first, instead of mine. I am so grateful I believe in the resurrection and eternity; grateful I know life begins at conception and this is not the end.  I’m supposed to expect it all to be “over” within the week, and am glad the Lord arranged for me to be heading out of town with dear friends this morning for the weekend; distraction, a beautiful hotel and a group of girls is just what the midwife ordered.  Resting in God’s love for me and the fact that He holds each of us in His hands … but the tears are sure coming easily. Prayers for our family are greatly appreciated.

Good-bye, Little One  by Dianna Overholt

Angel baby-You’re not staying,

Though we’re praying …

Praying …

Praying.

Must you leave us?

Must you really go away, away, awaying?

Angel baby–

Wait! I’m saying–Haven’t yet begun conveying

That your life would be a joy!

And oh, are you a girl or boy?

Please delay … delay … delaying …

Angel baby,

Scarcely weighing, Like a butterfly a’playing

Feels the sunshine, flutters upward

Leaves the graying … graying … graying.

Tiny cherub,

Light arraying, can you hear what Mommy’s saying?

Mommy’s longing … mommy loves you.

Go, wee one, with Jesus staying.

Good-bye, Little Angel.

This poem came from a precious book, a Time to be Borne, which my sweet midwife graciously loaned me yesterday. It was published by Christian Light Publications and is truly a wonderful book for those walking this path.

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9 Responses to Empty Hands Held High …

  1. Andi Roberts says:

    I’m so sorry Misty. I have two little babies in heaven as well. It is never an easy thing to walk through, but it makes me even more excited for the day when I get to go home to be with them. I will be praying for you in the days, and weeks to come. I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard this song by Watermark before, but I found some comfort in it when I was walking through the loss my both my babies. I never met them, but I sure did and still do love them. *Hugs*

    Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby…baby..
    You were growing, what happened dear?
    You disappeared on us baby…baby..
    Heaven will hold you before we do
    Heaven will keep you safe until we’re home with you…
    Until we’re home with you…

    Miss you everyday
    Miss you in every way
    But we know there’s a
    day when we will hold you
    We will hold you
    You’ll kiss our tears away
    When we’re home to stay
    Can’t wait for the day when we will see you
    We will see you
    But baby let sweet Jesus hold you
    ‘till mom and dad can hold you…
    You’ll just have heaven before we do
    You’ll just have heaven before we do

    Sweet little babies, it’s hard to
    understand it ‘cause we’re hurting
    We are hurting
    But there is healing
    And we know we’re stronger people through the growing
    And in knowing-
    That all things work together for our good
    And God works His purposes just like He said He would…
    Just like He said He would…

    BRIDGE:
    I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies
    and what they must sound like
    But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home
    And it’s all you’ll ever know…all you’ll ever know…

  2. Sandy says:

    Misty, praying for you this week. Your faith in the Lord is so precious. I’m glad you have it to hold onto right now.

  3. KellieC says:

    Misty,

    I’ll be praying for you all day. I’m so glad you are with girlfriends this weekend and can be loved on by them. Just believe that it’s all who love you so much loving on you as well. I’m there in spirit with you and praying for your Mother’s heart. Love, Kellie

  4. Cheryl Hollifield says:

    Hey Misty. SO sorry to hear about your sweet baby. I know that feeling… Will pray you have a refreshing weekend with your friends. -Cheryl

  5. Julie Doody says:

    Misty……….words cannot express the sadness I feel for you today!!! I can’t understand what you are going through, but I am thankful that the Lord provides us Love, Peace & Hope!!! Praying for you and your beautiful family!! ((((HUGS))))

  6. Charlotte says:

    Misty, there just aren’t words that I can express to try to quiet your pain and the feelings of loss and sorrow.

    Please know that I am praying for you, sweet friend, and for your whole family.

    xo

  7. Melissa says:

    Oh, my dear friend, the tears here are mingling with yours in our Father’s hand. Surely our precious babes are good friends in Heaven, if kindred hearts can be passed from mother to child. I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Releasing our little ones to the “custody” of their Father in Heaven is so hard, but you are so right that we do not mourn as those with no hope. Prayers for your mommy heart (and Rob’s daddy heart). I love you, Misty.

  8. Gan says:

    So very sorry..
    I’ll keep praying..

  9. Heartache…
    Oh Misty.
    I’m so sorry…
    I know that hurting mama’s heart (even when you truly know the solid Truth of what you wrote above…a little one enjoying Him…safe with Him)…it still hurts so deep.
    Praying for you tonight.
    Love,
    Kara

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