Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Our ultrasound of Noel, at which we discovered s/he had died
Miscarriage Prayer
My Lord, the baby is dead! Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
“Why, My child--do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why. You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. -- Mother M. Angelica
My positive pregnancy test with Chris
Missing my babies Noel (12/2006) and Chris (03/2009).

Also, please pray for a friend of mine who had a miscarriage today.

Comments

  1. A lovely prayer, though, and they are safe with their Father waiting for you. Bless you for sharing.

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  2. I've lost three, and I think often of the joy of meeting my babies when I get to Heaven.

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  3. God bless you & your children! I have two in heaven myself. It is a comfort to think they are in heaven with Jesus, laughing and cuddling with him. I found your blog through flocknote's "Where are you from" thread. I'm trying to blog every day for the Year of Faith, would love for you to stop by my blog: oxyparadoxy dot blogspot dot com (I didn't want my comment to end up in spam).

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I'll check out your blog!

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