Thursday, August 10, 2006

Baby Charlsie's Due Date

Today was the due date of our daughter Charlsie Grace. I know she could have been born a few days early or a few days late but this is the day I will be remembering her on as well as June 16, the day she was born still. It has been almost 8 weeks now. I do not know how people do this with out Jesus! He has been a comfort through this all.
I have really been doing well with all of this up until last Friday when I started getting a bit more emotional. But I think that feeling and remembering has been good, it is good to "feel". The other day I read this poem and thought it was very appropriate. It really spoke to me

Child

A tiny life is growing
Inside a cozy place
His arms and legs are flailing
A smile is on his face.
His mother feels a tiny kick
Upon her rounded tummy
And waits impatiently for the day
When she becomes a Mummy.
The baby’s smile is fading
But his eyes are open wide
He knows that he’ll be leaving soon
But will never see outside.
There aren’t so many kicks now
In fact there’s none at all
Gran says that baby’s sleeping
And keeps knitting up his shawl.
His life is draining quickly
But no-one knows a thing
A tiny smile fleets his face
When he hears his Mother sing.
He knows that he’ll remember her
And the things he heard her say
Peacefully and happily
The baby drifts away.
Mummy knows that something’s wrong
And is at the clinic before too long
A scan is done and Doctor says
“I’m sorry, baby’s gone”.
The grief is overwhelming
The sadness takes its toll
Friends and family gather round
As he’s buried in his shawl.
As time goes by and lapses on
His Mother sheds a tear
And hears these words inside her head
“Mum I’m always here,
I’ll never ever leave you
Although you may not know
I’ll be beside you every day
Through laughter, joy and woe.
You’ll never need to miss me
For I am in your heart
And though we’re in two different worlds
We’ll never be apart”.

3 Comments:

Blogger Shannon said...

Charlsie, this breaks my heart, but brings a little smile to me too--I can see why these words are a comfort to you.

Still praying!

8:25 PM

 
Blogger Tanya Kangas said...

Wow! Today we will be thinking about the sweetie that we will meet in heaven. Thank you for sharing so much of your heartache with us all. We think about her and you guys all the time.

2:57 PM

 
Blogger amerimeximadre said...

that brought tears to my eyes. Prayers for you and your loss.

3:46 PM

 

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