I took you some flowers today;
Only you weren’t there.
I knew you wouldn’t be,
But I took them in your memory.
It’s been twenty-five years
Since you were welcomed in Heaven.
I can still see your beautiful face
And feel your warmth in my arms –
Not in the way I had anticipated,
But in the way God allowed.
I still remember when you were
In your safe, peaceful cocoon.
You became my “Morning Glory”
When you woke us both each dawn.
You brought a smile to my face
And I just couldn’t wait to meet you.
Sadly you don’t live with us,
But I know you live in Heaven
Praising God and running with the other children;
Living whole in the presence of God.
Our baby, Rachel, lived eight and a half months on this earth inside her snug cocoon. She went to Heaven before she was born to our family. Rachel was beautiful, even after fifteen hours of labor. We held her and kissed her soft forehead. We began saying our “goodbyes;” something that takes years even though we knew they weren’t forever goodbyes. We knew where she went; she is not lost. Rachel is with our Savior; the One who loves her more than we can.
If you are reading this, and have experienced the passing of your baby, please have peace. Please place your trust in Jesus, the Savior, that He has your baby safe, whole, happy, and awaiting the day of your arrival. How do I know this? Because I know the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, and that He fiercely loves all of us. He has made provision for babies and children. These are some scriptures that I think lend to this belief: Matthew19:14 “Jesus said, let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:13 – 16 “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all. And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them.” Jesus obviously had (and still has) a special place in His heart for children. He has placed His peace in my heart that Rachel is with Him, and I will see her again.
If you haven’t made the decision to trust Jesus as your own personal Savior now that you are no longer a child, He waits for you to do so. I explain this further on my page, “How to Ask Jesus to be Your Savior.” I urge you to please read it and pray about it. Please know that God loves you so much more than you can possibly imagine. He wants you to trust Him with your heart and your very life. If you have any questions, or want to know more, please talk to someone who has already accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior; or just talk to Jesus. If you want to ask me something, I’ll do my best to answer, or ask someone who does know, and get the answer to you. I would love to meet you in Heaven one day when we meet our Lord and Savior face to face.
Be very blessed, friends.
“What a Day, glorious day that will be”