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Sunday, November 09, 2008

God Take This Child...

A good friend of mine who has gone through the same experience, gave me this poem. She had framed it in a black frame. The words so closely resemble my feelings that I thought I would post it for you to read.
God, Take This Child....
By Nancy Scott

Sweet child whom we never really got to know,
It’s hard for us to let you go.
We waited and we wanted you.
We had so many dreams for you.

We think of smiles we'll never see.
We think of events that will never be.
There will be no first steps and no first teeth.
There is only a void and our own grief.

We planned to take you to places far and near.
We yearned to keep you safe and free from fear.
We hoped to show you much of your new world.
We wanted to teach you as your life unfurled.

It’s hard to understand why you, our baby, died.
We feel so numb right now, many tears we’ve cried.
We have so many questions and no answers seem to come.
We tried so hard to save you; nothing could be done.

God, we stand before you broken-hearted
and ask you to heal these lives that must be parted
from this little one we can no longer hold,
who will always be a part of us, even when we're old.

God, take this child in your loving arms.
No more can he suffer any harm.
Bless him always and bless us too.
Be with us and help us to make it through.

7 comments:

Natalie said...

Very nice, very sweet, very hopeful & trusting. I'm sure that these words are very comforting for you right now Regi. Thanks for posting.

Janella Thompson said...

Beautiful poem..it brought tears to my eyes. I truly believe you will a blessing to others. YOu have been to me more than you will ever know! And I know God will bless your little one.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. I, too, suffered a miscarriage so reading your blog has been of special interest. I believe God is using this heartbreak of yours to minister to others. Thanks for being willing to be used.

Regi said...

Anonymous, losing one of your own is very painful. I find that writing things out on my blog helps me emotionally. May God bless you!

Tim and Kristina said...

Hey girl! Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you today. Hope you had a good weekend! Love the poem still makes me cry...

Alanna said...

Jason and Regi, I'm so sorry about your loss. You both are in my prayers. Heaven is going to be wonderful. I have a little brother in heaven. He died 10 days after birth (when I was 3). Keep holding on to Jesus.

Lavy Country said...

Jason and Reg - you are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that we love you and are hoping you feel God's love very close during this time of hurting.