Sometimes we get to share unbelievable sadnesses with each other - as always I am amazed at the strength of love and the courage of endurance.
One of our Eliters, Jen4thewin - recently lost her daughter 8 months into the pregnancy and wrote this poem for her:
To my little angel in the sky...
The day you were born
I had to kiss you goodbye.
I loved you from the very start,
the moment I saw your tiny beating heart.
I never got to see your eyes,
or hear your cries.
But, I held you close and saw your face,
You're a beautiful angel with so much grace.
Now all I have are dreams of you,
those of which, will never come true.
But I know God has better plans for you.
My heart sank the day that I knew,
I would never get to meet you.
I'll never forget that dismal day.
The day I knew something was not right,
and through many tears I would have to fight.
My miracle turned to agony
never guessing what the doctors would say
the awful words linger in my mind
"there is no heart beat"
Now, all I do is dream every night,
about what life would have been like.
But all we have are dreams of that,
and all we can do is mourn.
We will not always mourn for you though,
because we know you're where you need to be,
even though it isn't here with me.
My darling angel Allison looking down from above
you may be gone from here,
but you'll always have my love
Jen, may you and your family find comfort and peace - you know we all care.