Sunday, July 14, 2013

Little Angels

Story #1:
A girl is 30 weeks pregnant. She has started getting many things prepared for the baby's arrival and has loved bonding with the baby and feeling the baby move. Some complications led to a doctors appointment. The doctor sadly told her news that she lost her baby. She has to deliver her sweet stillborn baby, wondering why this has happened to her. 

Story #2:
A mother delivers her sweet healthy little girl. The little girl has a 4-year old brother who is very excited to welcome her into the family. The mother was very lucky to have this little girl, and could no longer have any more children because of complications. She did the little girls room up so nice and was very excited to bring the little girl home. 
A month and a half later - mother goes to check on her little girl in the morning. The little girl is not breathing, and has no pulse. The mother and the paramedics tried to revive her, but it was too late. The doctors say that it was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Now the mother, father, and five year old boy have to burry their little girl, not knowing why this has happened to them. 

 

Story #3:
Little girl is about 18 months old. Mother and father notice something strange about her. She is starting to run into the walls and puts everything right up to her face to look at it. She is also starting to lose weight. They took her into the doctor's office and did not receive the best of news. This little girl has a tumor in her brain. After a few rounds of chemotherapy the doctors sat with the mother and father and said, "I am afraid there is nothing more that we can do. The cancer has now spread throughout her whole body". 
Devastated at the news, mother and father wondered why something like this could happen to their sweet 2 year old girl.  They were not sure how much time they had left with her, but they decided that they were going to make the most of what they had left. 

Story #4:
10 year old boy lying on a hospital bed. Tears rolling down his face as his parents walk into his room. The boy has been fighting cancer for the past few years, but the cancer keeps on getting stronger and coming back. He tells his parents that he is done fighting and that he is not scared of death. He wants to make the most of the time he has left. His parents were scared, but they knew that they needed to support their son in this decision. They knew that he knew his limits and was done fighting. 

Story #5:
Father is holding his wife as she just gave birth to his beautiful little girl. There were complications during the delivery, and his wife did not make it. The father knew that there were risks that this might happen, but he did not think that it would actually happen. He is now on his own, with five kids, including a newborn - still going to graduate school wishing he still had his wife by his side.

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All of these stories are true stories. I have heard them all within the past couple months. I don't know if I am paying special attention to these stories since I had my miscarriage, or if I really have been hearing more of them. It's hard to have hope when I hear all of these stories of loss. It's often hard to see the Lords plan in these situations. Why would the Lord take away these precious children when they have not lived for very long?

I hear of situations like these and hope that these people have the knowledge that I have. These sweet little children won't be apart from their parents for very long. This life here on earth is only but a blink of eye compared to eternity - and we will see them again! Though, it's okay to mourn, and it's okay to feel sad. We will be apart from these little children during our earthly experience, and we will miss them. We wanted them to live a full life here on earth and experience the things that we are experiencing. We wanted so much for them that they did not have a chance to have. 

These children are little angels watching over us. God had a special purpose for them and that's why he called them back to him so quickly. The eternal perspective is all about God's purpose for us. Not what we thought we were set out to do, but what He has set out for us to do. When we follow his plan, everything will work out the way that it's supposed to. 

I feel so grateful to have this knowledge. I feel so grateful that I am sealed to my husband and my future children for time and all eternity. No matter what happens, we will be with each other forever. 

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