Friday, October 15, 2010

Pregnancy and infant Loss day

In October 1988 President Ronald Regan declared October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss month. October 15th is the offical day.
When we lost our baby on November 5, 1998, almost 12 years ago someone gave
me a card with this poem and it has meant more to me that anything. so I
thought i would share it. the scripture on the front is Job 1:21 and inside
it says:
" I was thinking abut what's ahead for the baby. Can you imagine-it will be
taking its first steps on the streets of Heaven! Hannah was a mother who
certainly knows how special a little baby is. Perhaps she'll be the one who
will let it hold her finger as it takes those first staggering steps; and
maybe she will be the one to coax it into taking it first steps alone!
Perhaps Dorcas will see to it that its hems get let out, and that the
buttons are sewn on that growing child. And Joshua! Just think what it would
be like for a child to climb into his lap and hear-first hand- about the
battle of Jericho!..
Maybe Peter will take it fishing someday! It will never fall out of tree or
breaks it's leg, for there is no pain or tears there! It won;t be afraid of
the dark for there is no darkness there. The King of Kings, the Lord of
Lords, he is the very one who said, "let the little children come to me." I
expect there will be many a time when he himself will take that baby in his
lap and let it know a love that makes all other loves seem puny by contrast.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Heavenly Father keeps a few lollipops handy
for just such occasions....
And one day, you will be greeted with a " Hi Dad and Mom! I've got some of
the neatest things to show you; and some really fantastic people i can't
wait for you to meet."


Lauren said...

Wow this made me cry. I had a miscarriage in 2004, and while my body wasn't ready for a baby I still never forget the loss.

I never even knew this day exhisted. Thank you for sharing.

S.I.F. said...

That's beautiful! Lots of love to you and anyone else who has ever lost a little one....

Kate said...

My breath caught at the thought of my child's first steps being in Heaven! I never thought of that before....

Thank you for letting me know you posted this. It's lovely. I'm so sorry for your loss, Pamela.

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