Monday, January 16, 2012

A Whispered Goodbye

We prayed so much that God would place you in my womb.
We rejoiced in the gift of your life and eagerly anticipated our meeting.
The six weeks I held you will never be forgotten.
It would have been so exciting to know who you were, 
your smile, your eyes, your joys and sorrows.
Instead, we place you back into the hand of our Creator,
knowing He has a better plan. 
So we whisper "goodbye" before saying "hello".
You are loved, Baby.  We miss you.

November, 2011 - December 23, 2011

It has been a few very busy weeks since then, but it is still vivid in my mind and heart.  The due date would have been August 16th.  

"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21b


Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Oh, dear Hannah! Praying for you and your family. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. May our Lord be your Help during this time of grief.... with love and prayer, Kay

Kathy said...

Hannah, thank you for sharing with us. I can't imagine your grief, but I know that you realize your child is with the Lord and you will meet him/her someday. My prayers are with you and your family.

Judi Morley said...

Doug and Hannah, I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I knew that pain multiple times and I know how difficult it is to go through. I am so glad we have the hope of knowing our baby/babies are in God's hands and we will be reunited in heaven. Love and prayers, Aunt Judi

Jenna B. said...

I am so sorry, Hannah, but thank you for being such a godly example of a woman who entrusts ALL things into the hands of our sovereign God. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rev. Fletcher said...

May "the God of all comfort" comfort your hearts in Christ. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too" (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).

Libba said...

Oh Hannah! The Lord has given us both 2 gorgeous children... I have heard it said by mommies that it is so much harder to lose a child after already being a mommy... because you REALLY KNOW what you're losing (your mommy heart already being opened wide). That to say, I'm grieving with and for you understanding only the tiniest amount that this must be so painful. This is so beautifully written and thank you for giving all praise to our Lord.

Hillary said...

Unfortunately, I know this feeling all too well. Now you have one more precious angel up there.

Love and hugs!

Jamie Laslo said...

Oh, Hannah. I'm so sorry. And right before Christmas. Wish I had known sooner. "What Was Lost" is a really great book if you ever get the chance to read it.

Katie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I totally know what you are going through. We lost one before Norah and then lost Norah's Twin. I was devistated after the second one because they were just a few months apart. Hang in there. You will see that precious baby one day!! Sending you a big hug.

Tiffany said...

Hannah, I just saw this post. I am so sorry.