Dear SaraBeth,

You came to us, a wonderful surprise from heaven, and we grew in love with you as you grew in your Momma’s womb. Joshua giggled with your every kick through her belly, and Henry, he just glowed with pride.

You captured us, day by day. We imagined your delicate features, and life here on earth became sweeter yet.


Then, one day, your heart stopped beating, and you went home to your Father in heaven. You were 38 weeks and 3 days old, and you never experienced the sunshine on your face, or your Momma’s eyes smiling at you.

Your Momma’s body delivered you so that we could return you to the earth.

How I ache for you, dear little one.

In my despair, I called on my Father in Heaven, who only gives good gifts. I asked the difficult questions, because my Father is not afraid of them–why did He weave you inside of her if she was never to enjoy you in this world?

And my Father, He answered. And He said that He made you so that you would get to enjoy Him for all eternity; so that you, my beautiful SaraBeth, would know what love is; so that you would delight in Him forever, and He in you.

My aching heart finds rest in His answer. I love you, little one.

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