To my Child

My dear sweet baby,

From the first moment I laid eyes on you I knew you were special and your heartbeat put a smile on my face that I couldn’t wipe away.  You are a gift from God and a very special part of our family.  I have dreams of you playing with your older brother, him teaching you all the things he has learned and being so proud when you accomplish them.  You will be the best of friends, two peas in a pod.  I dream of holding you at night while you sleep so peacefully, not a care in the world, safe in my arms.  I dream of your daddy tickling you just to watch you giggle, you will make his day with those smiles.  You will be a wonderful addition to our family, fitting in perfectly.

For now though we must wait.  We will be waiting much longer than any of us hoped or ever imagined.  Life doesn’t seem fair in that way because heaven is so far away and we cannot choose when we get to go.  I know that God has welcomed you, my sweet child, with open arms.  You will never have to know pain, disappointment, hurt or any earthly feelings and what a blessing that is. You get to spend all of eternity rejoicing in the sweetness of our Savior and praising his name and one day we will join you and be the family that God has planned for us.  We are so excited for that day and I cannot wait to see what you look like, if you have my curls or your daddy’s pretty eyes or your brother’s beautiful smile.  Until then I find comfort in knowing that you are in the most beautiful place, growing and thriving.  I’m sure there is a mommy taking care of you just until I can be there, perhaps a mommy waiting for her child to join her.  I am so excited to meet you and until that day I will do my best to comfort other mommies patiently waiting to meet their babies and use your story to show how God loves all of his children so dearly.



4 responses to “To my Child

  • Denise

    Thank you Stephanie.

  • Jenny

    Beautiful thoughts. Our hearts break with yours but find comfort knowing your baby is in the arms of Jesus.

  • Natalie Klauser

    Beautifully written! Lifting you up. May God give you the peace and comfort you need right now as you know that your baby is wrapped in His arms right now.

    Love you and here if you need anything.

  • Angie

    From another mommy who is waiting, I share that grief with you Steph. It comes in many colors and visits sometimes when you least expect. It is a beautiful thing though. It helps you remember that we are not of this world, and there are unbelievable things to come. I’ll sit next to you someday in Glory and we can swap stories on our precious children.


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