17 June 2010

Lost Dreams

WHAT WE DREAMED OF / HOW IT WAS
birth                       -----                death
newborn                 -----                perinatal loss
wonder                   -----                devastation
joy                          -----               immense grief
fulfillment              -----                aching emptiness
contentment           -----                lost dreams
cuddles                   -----               empty arms
amazement             -----               disbelief
hospital                  -----                morgue
visitors                   -----                alone
midwives                -----                perinatal loss midwives
doctor                     -----               doctor, social worker, chaplain
demanding cry       -----                silence
feeding                   -----                tablets to stop the milk
soft skin                 -----                cold skin
studying features   -----                taking photos
cooing at baby       -----                crying
addition                  -----                absence
bonding                  -----                amputation
home                      -----                cemetery
company                -----                 isolation
community nurse   -----                 funeral director
bassinet               -----                    casket
dedication              -----                 funeral
putting to bed        -----                 burial
future                     -----                 end
hope                       -----                hope
faith                       -----                faith
love                        -----                love

"And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those
who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
                                   Romans 8:28

"Sometimes when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated."
~Alphonse De Lamartine

"He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted ... to comfort all who mourn ... to console those who mourn ... to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness ..." Isaiah 61:1-3

2 comments:

janellehearne77 said...

Oh Julie,
This says soooo much. Not only is your blog therapeutic for you but it is such a gift to all those that read these words. You are very successfully expressing the depths my friend!Love Nu xxx

OhlsonFamily said...

Tears flow for your broken dreams. You are expressing your heart so well and it is touching ours deeply. Reaching my arms across the miles to squeeze you. xo

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