Lisa-Jo’s word for this week’s 5 minute Friday is Tender…
It was a bittersweet time for this young mama with the tender heart. She knew things weren’t going well. She also knew it was her last opportunity to be a mama.
Nine long months she carried her. Four short days she lived.
Tiny. Sweet. With a bad heart, lungs not so good, genetic defects that antibiotics and operations could not fix.
A tender time, sweetly (?) remembered almost 20 years later. Yes, it is sweet. I can’t change the story…it is just that MY story.
I miss her. I wish my son had a living sibling. I wish she were here. But she isn’t. She is in heaven and I looked forward to seeing her again one day.
After all, I know what lies ahead is better than what lies behind.