This set is designed as a memorial for a baby lost to miscarriage,
stillbirth, or ectopic pregnancy,
although it could be altered
to use for a baby lost to SIDS.
The photo at the top is of my own grandbaby,
who, thankfully, is alive and well and now 3 years old.
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my memorial for my own lost baby Jordan or
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There is an alternate title included with this set,
which says MY baby, instead of our baby.
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Song for a Baby Who Never Saw Earth
Oh, precious life that grew within me,
Product of our dearest love,
How I yearn to hold you closely,
Though you've flown to God above.
I know that you are safe and well now,
Cuddled close in angels' wings,
But I yearned to get to know you
And to share our earthly things.
I know the splendor of God's heaven
Must make human life seem mild,
But, oh! the joy we would have shown you,
Had you lived with us, dear child.
You cannot come back to us, darling,
But some day, we'll come to you,
And in heaven we'll finally meet you;
Until then, we'll love you true.
For you are part of us forever,
Though we never saw you here,
And we love you without measure,
Always you're our baby, dear.
Saralyn McAfee Smith
(Though I wrote this poem for my webfriend
Amanda's precious little angel, the
inspiration for my feelings
was my own lost angel baby, Jordan,
who will always be in my heart.)
Beloved Little Baby
Beloved little baby,
We wanted you so much,
Longed to see your precious face,
Longed to feel your touch.
God wanted you in heaven,
As you were special, dear,
And though we cannot see you,
We know you're always near.
Saralyn McAfee Smith
copyright September 1, 2008
Dear little baby mine, I cannot
If I should call you "son" or "daughter,"
I only know God wanted you up
It was not best that I should keep you
I never saw your eyes---I wonder
If they were blue and if your hair had
I only know God holds a baby
And it is mine, my little boy...or
You were so very much a part of
For many weeks, I can but wonder
But God knows best, and He'll care for
Much better than I could....and yet I
In dreams I've felt the softness of your
I've seen the shining luster of your
I chose your name.....but all those
Will never come true 'cause you're up
But someday I will see you, baby
I'll hold you in these arms so empty
If you had stayed, you might have suffered,
And so I know 'twas best. I only
My head and whisper one lone prayer to
To take away the loneliness I feel
And till time heals the hurt, help me to
With sincere heart, "Thy will....not mine,