|Sweet Heavenly Child
|Tiny baby, in my heart,
I ache to hold you near...
before I even knew you,
I felt your presence here.
Inside my womb I kept you,
ever peaceful from the storm..
I knew that you were always safe
and I knew that you were warm.
I never thought I'd lose you
before I saw your face...
but I know that you are happy
and living in a better place.
God must have spared my baby
from some unknown tragedy..
I know He'd never be unkind
or bring hurt and pain to me.
The days ahead will try me
as I come to terms with grief...
but through it all, there's comfort,
and God is my relief.
He'll hold me in His arms awhile
and shelter me with care...
time will take away the pain,
but the love will still be there.
Written by: Jill Lemming
|The Empty Womb
I carried you so lovingly,
within my gentle womb...
and little did I realize,
your life would end too soon.
I never got the chance to say
"I love you, little one"...
before I held you in my arms,
your life on earth was done.
The grief is indescribable,
to lose a child this way...
all the many hopes and dreams,
just vanished on that day.
I know I'll see the sunshine bright
upon my baby's face..
when I finally get to Heaven,
all my pain will be erased.
We'll soar the skies together,
as angels two by two,
we'll have a sweet reunion;
a mother's dream come true.
Written by: Jill Lemming
|To my sweet little Dylan, my
How we waited for the day
To come and visit you.
We longed to hold you in our arms
And rock and cradle you, too.
But when I got that dreadful call
My world was torn apart.
For then, I had heard what
I had such a broken heart.
You were such a beautiful baby;
So perfect, a little boy.
If only you could have lived,
You'd have given us so much joy.
But now you're gone to Heaven.
The Lord must have needed you.
We'll love you forever, Dylan.
Though our hearts are breaking in
two. A new grandson, I loved you so.
You'll be in our hearts forever.
I'll never forget you, sweet dear.
Love, your Nana and Papa Gabbard
|To My Grandson
Tomorrow's the day we lay you to rest.
Such sorrow and grief I feel.
We don't understand the meaning right now,
But someday in Heaven we will.
For God has a purpose in all our lives,
And you came for a reason, I know.
If just to be a little angel above,
To remind us to love each other so.
Please wrap your loving arms around
my daughter and her family.
For only You and time can heal
This unfortunate, sad tragedy.
I long to see and hold you some day
In Heaven when my life is done.
But for now, I grieve
and my family grieves
for our precious little baby grandson.
In loving memory, your Nana & Papa
|God's Lent Child
I'll lend you for a little while a child of mine, God said.
For you to love the while he lives, and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years or forty-two or three;
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be
You'll have his lovely memories as a solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return;
But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.
I've looked the while world over in my search for teachers true;
And from the things that crowd life's lane, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love? Nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again?
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord, Thy will be done"
For all the joys thy child bring the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And all the happiness we've known forever grateful stay.
But should Thy Angels call for him much sooner than we've
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.