Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Goodbye for Now Sweet Baby

Even at 15 weeks, I was hesitant to announce you for fear of losing you. But I have lost you anyway. I loved you fully already, amazed at your little life. I imagined who you would be and your relationships with your sister, brothers, and cousins of the same age. I saw your fingers today and your sweet little head. The doctor said it looked like you were a boy. I think you would have been a joy in our family, and we are so very sad to not meet you here with us. Now you are whole in heaven with our savior. You are full and rich and blessed. I feel comfort in knowing where you are, and that I will meet you some day. Some day, I will see you and know you. Until then, we'll miss you and celebrate the little life you had in the womb.

Blessed be Your name in the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name
And blessed be Your name when I'm found
in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out I'll
turn back to praise
And when the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name when the sun's
shining down on me
When the world's "all as it should be"
Blessed be Your name
And blessed be Your name on the road
marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your Name
Written by Beth Redman & Matt Redman


Brandy Butler said...

Love you guys and mourning with you.


Ashley Phillips said...

Praying for you and your family.

Love you guys,

Ash and Andra

The Tenner Trio said...

Haley, Robb and Family,

We are holding you up in God's most mighty hands for healing and peace. The Lord bless you and keep you.

Jason and Emily

nic said...

Love you guys!

olivia and henry said...

You are loved. Praying for you all.

Natalie Fournet said...

Oh I am so very sorry for your family. Praying and sending *hugs*! Natalie

Missy said...

We are mourning the little baby too. Y'all are dearly loved. Praying for comfort and healing.


Jessica said...

Praying for you, friend. I am so sorry. May His love fill you up and comfort all of you.

Howell Fam said...

Haley and Rob-
Love you guys so much! Praying for you and hoping that you feel the Lords arms wrapped around you!
love-Erin and Jeremy

Beck said...

Haley & Rob,

So tearful as I read this. I was anxious to meet you, little one. Thankful for eternity to bring me that pleasure. Praying for all of you guys as you mourn and cling to the promises of the One Who sustains you. And you are all loved by us.

Chrys said...

Oh, sweet friends. My heart breaks for you and I have tears streaming down my face. Bless your sweet hearts. Please know you are being lifted up in prayer this very moment. You are loved by so many.


debbi said...

My heart is so sad. I am sorry for the loss of you precious baby boy.

I love you.

Amber, Brian, and Bryson said...

Praying for you all.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry about your sweet baby. Praying for you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said. The pain in your words is tangible, but yet, the joy that you have in Christ rings loud and clear. Thank you for sharing, and may God bless you with his peace that transcends all understanding!

Ryan H said...

Praying for you!

Heather said...

Praying for you and your family.

The Carlquists

fivebees said...

Haley, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I too lost a baby at 15 weeks and it was a lot harder to deal with than my other miscarriages. Mine was also a boy. My heart goes out to you! I read that miscarriages give you a gift and I didn't understand it until I was suddenly pregnant with twins after my second DNC after the miscarriage. Take care of yourself! Sounds like your children already are!

Ben Arment said...

Haley, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Rob are remarkable people, and your light is shining even through this tragedy.

My prayers are with you...