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.
Part of her story can be found here and here.
Hi Mary- what a TENDER entry. My heart flows with the same love; my baby boy was born not having life in him. That was 15 years ago. Yes the memories are sweet and very tender. ~God bless.
I love that song. A line from one of my favorite movies (Steel Magnolias, but not sure where the quote originated) says, "that which doesn't kill us makes us strong." So very true.
oh, the tenderness of your words, of your love, of your grief makes me draw breath in and hold it close for a minute. To sit with you as you help me see. Thank you.
Whew. Pain, grief, and breathtaking love. All flowing from your heart. I believe that your daughter, while sitting in the lap of Jesus, revels in your love every day.
Today Michelle and I talked about how grief just sneaks up and takes us by surprise. It's a crazy thing. Thanks for letting us carry it with you.
Isn't is strange how grief hits us at different times, we think we are healed and something brings it forward again.
Bless you … I am sorry.
Mary: I found you on Glenda G's blog. So sorry about your baby girl. Even though it was 20 years ago, your mama's heart still longs to hold her. I know you WILL, one day soon. May Jesus come today!
Such tender words from such a tender heart…I pray God will surround that tender heart with lots of love and protection….
You are brave to share your story with us…That's for trusting us with your heart…