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Letter to Baby

31 Dec 08
11:50 pm


My Dear Little Baby,

We took a trip to the doctor today because Mommy wasn't feeling very well. He told us you had to leave us a little early. At only six weeks along inside Mommy's tummy, we hadn't gotten to know you very well, but we were excited about meeting you and holding you in our arms. Your daddy and I are very sad, of course, but we know that you are with Jesus, and He is taking good care of you for us.


Your big brother doesn't understand very much yet, but he was with us at the hospital, and he was such a good boy the whole time we were there {it takes doctors a loooong time to get tests and results done!}. I think you would love him, and I know he would love you, too. I hope that one day, he will have other little brothers or sisters to take care of.


I wanted so badly to know everything about you... would your eyes be a light hazel like your daddy's? Would you be as easy-going and content as your brother? Would your hair be dark and wavy like mine? So many unanswered questions.


Oh, how I wish you hadn't needed to go so soon...


I guess Jesus wanted you to bring in the new year with Him. I bet it was a greater celebration than we could have ever had down here. Please tell Him to give you hugs from all of us. One day, we'll meet you up in Heaven and you can show us around and introduce us to everyone -- won't that be fun!


We love you, Baby, and we will always have you in our hearts.

Happy New Year.


Love,

Mommy

30 comments:

roanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You guys are in my thoughts, and I hope you recover soon.

Rachel said...

My heart goes out to you! I'll be praying for you, Arlene...

Grace said...

Arlene, What a sweet letter...it brought tears to my eyes. I'm praying for you. I know Jesus will heal your heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Grace

Miss Alissa said...

Oh I'm so sorry. I read your last post first, forgive my hastiness.

The Nelson's said...

I'm sorry that you guys had to go through this. You are definatly in my prayers during this hard time.

Mary Ann said...

So sorry, Arlene. Praying for your little family. xoxoxo

Bethany McDaniel said...

oh arlene, i'm so sorry. it's good to know that you have comfort in knowing he's with Jesus. God is good!

Rhonda in Chile said...

Please accept my greatest sympathy for your loss. The only thing that can help to ease the pain is knowing that Almighty God has His purposes and loves you and your children more than you can ever know.
Blessings

Tori said...

Oh Arlene,
My heart is breaking for you. I can't imagine what you're going through. I'll be lifting you up in prayer today. Praying for God's unending mercy for you and your family.

Adele said...

I am very sorry about the loss of your precious little one. Verbalizing your thoughts through your letter is a great idea and something you will treasure in the months to come. I wrote a poem after an early loss as well. Although we didn't get time to know our little ones, they were indeed a precious treasure.

Give yourself time to grieve and to allow your body to recover.

Sarah said...

I'm praying for you guys -- if you need anything let us know.

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry. :( Praying for God's comfort and strength for all of you during this time. ((HUGS!!))

Jenny said...

Arlene! We were just talking about you last night! About this with the Catledges and Holleys!

We love you and are definitely praying for you!

Jenny said...

I know I just left you a msg but I am still so confused and thinking about you!

You guys are truly awesome Christians Arlene and he will take care of you and the lil one!

LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

Mrs. C said...

I'm so sorry, Arlene. Hugs and prayers are being sent your way.

Michele said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.....

{{{Chocolate Hugs}}}
~Michele

liz said...

Oh Arlene, I'm so sorry. I've been down that road before. I will be praying for you and your sweet family.

Samantha said...

Oh Arlene,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little one. Many prayers will be said for you as you recover. (((big hug)))

Sherri said...

Oh, Arlene, I'm so sorry. Josh and I lost our third baby at around 10 weeks. I know what you're going through. I'll be praying for you and Nathan. {{{HUGS}}}

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'll say a prayer for you tonight.

Marie said...

This letter was so heart-wrenching, i'm sorry to hear about your loss, you'll be in my thoughts!

Laura said...

I love you, Arlene. I really wish I could be there to give you a hug and to JUST be there with you. Call me if you ever need anything, even if it's just to talk about lots of nothingness.

Abounding Treasures said...

Dear Arlene,

What a precious letter to your dear little one!

I am so sorry for your loss and know how keenly you feel it as I went through a similar loss many years ago at 9 wks and 20 wks ...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Liz Brown said...

I'm so sorry! I remember being crushed when my mom miscarried. You are definitely in my prayers.

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry! I understand just how you feel! I'm praying for you and your husband. You will always wonder those things but it will get better. MUCH prayers!!!!

Jendi said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your baby.
Won't it be great to have Jesus introduce us to our children? I've got 2 waiting there for me.

This verse was a comfort to me - II Samuel 12:23 - I shall go to them.

Dear Abbi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Arlene! I have walked in your shoes too, and it is so sad. But the Lord does have a way of making all things new again in His time. I pray that the Lord will give you special grace and strength during this time.

New Mom said...

I am so sorry Arlene. As you know might know from reading my blog, I lost a baby last December 15th. I still wonder what my baby looks like, if it's a girl or a boy, what would his/her disposition be like... I am so glad I'll get to be reunited whenever I get to heaven. Although I never would've chosen to lose my baby, for me it's kind of comforting knowing that there is a precious little one waiting for me up there. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Unperfected Perfection said...

I'll be praying for you.

Auntie Jessica said...

Arlene, Nathan, and Caleb:

There will be a line in heaven for hugs and kisses for Baby #2 and I plan to be close to the front!! :) It is so easy to sit and think of all the possibilities and the "I wonder if's" and God knows the answer to each.

I'm so thankful we have the PROMISE from GOD, (and the comfort) knowing one day, we will be united together, and our family will be whole!

I love you all ~ Auntie Jessica