Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Three weeks and one day

For three weeks and one day you were with me;
a charm in my pocket to keep.
An inkling of hope within me
that multiplied each night in my sleep.

For the eight days I knew you were with me
I celebrated my sincerest surprise
with new plans of car seats and nurseries
and my skinny jeans growing in size.

Today, I realized we would be parting.
Today was one of the saddest days I'll know;
my heart ached and my eyes wept bitterly
for my baby that will never grow.

But when I saw you pass, my lips drew a smile
as I waved goodbye and blew a kiss from my heart
in thanks for the happiness you gave your family
before your life was paused at its start.

Your time on this earth was so brief,
but it filled me with excitement and love
and I look forward to embracing you fully
when we meet in His courts above.

21 comments:

Shelly Cunningham said...

Oh, Lori. Beautiful poem. I'm so sorry...

Ajoun said...

My heart goes out to you and your family!

Cassie said...

Lori- :(. Such sweet words. So sorry to hear this. Xx

Jessie said...

So sorry. But what a beautiful way to remember.

Jennifer said...

So while I was reading this, I was sad, and Daniel walked up and asked what's wrong. I told him you were my sister and my friend and you had had a little baby growing inside you but the baby decided to go back to heavenly father, and I was sad because you were going to miss the little baby. Daniel immediately said "I'll save it, I'm super Daniel!" and put on his imaginary super hero outfit. If only it were that easy.

Chris said...

Very sorry Lori.

Jack said...

What a beautiful poem and such a sad time, Lori. Our hearts goes out to you and Sam. We love you. Jack & Sherry

merrilykaroly said...

What a sweet poem. We love you! XOXO

Cindy said...

Oh Lori, I am so sorry. We love you so much. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. I wish I could hug you in person, but know I'm hugging you over the internet.

DasBoogs said...

Awww I'm sorry. Just remember to stay strong for the two little loves who are with you and need their mommy. All of you will be together again some day. {{hugs}}

(And a special shout out {{hug}} to Daniel for his innovative super-hero support efforts.)

Megan said...

Oh Lori I'm so sorry. Your poem is beautiful. I'm happy to take your kids so you can have some time to yourself if you'd like. This has got to be so tough, but you'll make it through this. Love ya, friend!

Li said...

So sorry, Lori. I've been through this twice now and both times I had a beautiful healthy baby immediately afterwords so I hope for the same for you. ((HUGS))

aubrey said...

oh, sweet lori. i am so sorry. this poem is beautiful and tender. i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

Cassie said...

So sad :(

Brianne said...

I'm so sorry, Lori. Your poem is beautiful.

kevandcan said...

Lori - so sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Sam.

Linda said...

My heart goes out to you my dear daughter. That was such a touching tribute and farewell. And you are right, someday you will meet. It is an inexplicable loss to miscarry and know what could have been and was not yet to be. I lost my 1st baby at 11 weeks, I know. Hugs to you and Sam and the kids. Mom

Jaren and Emily Glover said...

Lori,
I love you so much and I'm so sorry about your loss. If we didn't live so far away, I would come over and give you a big hug. I'll be praying for you and Sam.

Danielle said...

I'm so sorry - I cannot imagine the excitement and then pain you must have felt. Sending hugs your way.

Nicole said...

I only just now read this because of your post on the family blog. I am so sorry. You're poem is beautiful. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

Lisa said...

Hey Lori, I stumbled on your blog and read this poem...so beautifully written. We lost our first two pregnancies and there's no way to describe the pain. I know it's been a while since you wrote this, but I'll be thinking of you and your family. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Lisa (Adamson) DaBell