I have traditionally written a letter to each of my children on the day of their birth. I wrote this letter the day I found out that our third child had been born into Heaven.
To our dear baby born into Heaven,
Today, our hearts ache because we learned we will never hold you in our arms…
But we know that God is holding you in the palm of his hand.
Today, we are filled with sorrow because you only lived four short days in our hearts…
But we trust that God numbered your days according to his good will.
Today, we grieve the years we will not have with you on this earth…
But we rejoice in an eternity together with Jesus.
Today, we have no name to give you…
But we believe that the same God who knew you before you were in my womb already knows your name.
Today, we mourn over you, our lost child…
But we do not lose hope.
“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.” – Psalm 71:5-6
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” – 1 Peter 1:3-5
We love you, little one.
Until we meet in glory,