26 February 2011

A Day of Rememberance

 24th February 2011

We attended 'The Interment of Ashes Service'
at King Edward Memorial Hospital,
for the internment of the ashes of stillborn babies
lost during the past month.

'Life and every single breath is in Your hands.' Job 12:10

Today we remembered
 Our third daughter, our second child lost

A prayer read at the service -

Dear God
"We pray for strength and peace for each other and ourselves gathered here. Sustain us in the times of unending tears, pain and struggle;
the times of emptiness and longing, times of not being in control,
of not being understood by family, friends and times of searching.

We gives thanks for the anticipation and promise of life that we held
for a short time, for those who walk the journey of grief with us;
for each time of remembering.

Fill us with hope in the times of letting go and reaching out to embrace each new day. As we recall the gifts our babies left us, we thank you for the difference they have made in our lives." Amen

A day of paradox
Our son Caleb was born here at KEMH three years ago today.
Three years later to the day, we intern the ashes of our daughter lost January 25, 2011

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than Your ways
and My thoughts higher than Your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

Therefore I will choose to trust You.


New Year Mum said...

What a lovely idea for your hospital to have a memorial garden... sorry to hear about your losses. Hope this place is a peaceful haven that you can visit in future. I find great comfort visiting where Gabrielle is interred. Thinking of you xoxo

Ali said...

Oh Jules, my heart aches for you in the loss of 2 precious baby girls. I cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing. Praying for you. All our love, Cor and Ali x x

OhlsonFamily said...

Julie, Abigail is a beautiful name!! So glad you were able to find out that your second heaven baby is a girl, keeping Charlotte company, waiting for you all to be reunited one day in the perfection of heaven. How special to have a place to go to remember her presence on this earth, even though it was for such a short time. Sweet Caleb! What a gift you are! A paradox indeed Julie. Praying that in these days of pain that your thoughts will be flooded with the blessings that surround you and that M,E and C will be delights. My thoughts are with you DAILY loving you from afar, wishing I was closer! Loving you so much my heart aches with you!

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