Saturday, October 15, 2011

To Rebeka

Photo Taken by Terryl

To Rebekah

It was a day like any other until…

                I sensed a tiny spark.

A quiet knowing that you were there.

It was a day like any other until…

                I sensed something missing.

Your tiny spark.  Gone. Extinguished.

The emptiness was as strong as my sadness.


It wasn’t that we did not want you.

I looked forward to feeling you grow

                and begin to move in my womb.

To endure the pains of labor 

and know, beyond anything,

                you were worth it.

I couldn’t wait for your daddy

                to place you in my arms.

To hear your newborn protest
                against leaving the warmth and 

                security of my body.

I am up most nights now,

But not because I’ve heard

                your tiny cries.

I am the one, crying.

Slowly.  Healing.

Author:  Sheridan  
"I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mama, and firm believer in Jesus Christ. I rescue baby squirrels because my children don’t want to see the cat from down the street take care of them for me.  I have a wonderfully supportive mom and husband who encourage me in my pursuit of photography.  Above all, I pray that my life is simply a reflection of God’s glory."

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  2. Beautiful! Thinking of your sweet baby girl today and lifting you in prayer.


  3. A beautiful poem to honour your precious little one, thank you for sharing it with us. xxxxxx

  4. Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this piece of your story with us.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your precious baby girl. I'm sorry for your loss and I'm lifting you and your family up in prayer as you remember the precious gift that she is.

  6. Oh, how beautiful. You put into words what I have not been able to with our losses. Thank you and God bless.