Thursday, November 8, 2007

Little Star

Here is a copy of the e-mail my husband sent out this afternoon:

Hello friends,
As many of you know by now, we had some sad news in our home this week. Elisabeth and I were anticipating announcing in a few weeks that God had blessed us with another little one on the way. Elisabeth was nine weeks along in her pregnancy. But this past Tuesday night she unfortunately had a miscarriage. The baby's due date would have been June 10 (our anniversary).
Though we are quite saddened by our loss, we rejoice in the sovereignty and grace of our God and King. We understand that we may have more questions than answers at this time. But we are able to rest in His will and to even rejoice that He will use this trial to strengthen us and use us for His glory.
Many have asked me how Elisabeth is doing. She is doing very well. She still has some physical pain (it takes the body a few days to complete the process) but is emotionally and mentally strong in Christ. We thank all of you for your prayers and support.
In closing, I'll just share some personal words I penned as I thought about this little one who was with us for a very short time:

Little Star
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
Like a spark. Like a flash. You were here and then you were gone. A brief moment in time, only nine weeks long.
HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE
Who were you? Who were you to be? A boy? A girl? A missionary personality? What was your strengths, weaknesses, and habits? Did you like dogs, cats or little bunny rabbits?
UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH, LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE SKY
You were here and we were waiting. Now you're up there anticipating. In the presence of a Mighty King. With your eternal family you now sing.
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
You forever shine bright, reflecting the Son. You are safe in the arms of the Sovereign One.
HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE
I'll not forget and pondering won't cease. I'll walk by faith until the day we meet. The brief joy that we had cannot be replaced. Except by the moment we meet face to face.
Daddy and Mommy

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing from the heart. Praying for you all. -AF

Courtney said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers!

Love you both!!

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, miscarried several years ago. I pray for your healing - both physically and emotionally. And, I praise God that He holds you and your family in the palm of his hands.

Amy said...

Dear Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my prayers!!

Denise said...

You are in my thots and prayers, know that my little girl was there to greet your babe, even now they are bouncing on heaven's knee where they will know no pain or suffering. They will be with Jesus in that twinkling of an eye, to greet us when we come. Praise Him for "together forever" !!

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A Place For Ministry Wives said...

I have not been able to frequent blogs as much lately and I am so sorry I am just now checking your blog out and hearing of the news of your miscarriage. I will pray for you and your family.

The "Twinkle, Twinkle" poem is precious and I just may use it for ministry purposes for others that are grieving the same loss.

Peace, sister.

Sisterlisa said...

I'm so sorry for the loss you both have experienced. My husband and I also had a miscarriage this last week. Rest well, and may God bless you again.