Today it is the 11 year anniversary of the day we found out our baby girl, Naomi went to be with Jesus. I was 18 weeks pregnant and got to hold her tiny body and see her tiny fingers and toes, ears and nose. Eleven years and 3 kids later, it still brings me to tears when I think about the devastation we felt. And my heart goes out to any person who has every lost a baby at any stage during or after pregnancy. It's never easy and no one can really understand, even if they've been through it. I wrote a little more about it last year HERE if you want to read it... I wrote this for Jeff on Fathers Day that year and wanted to share today...
Maybe you can relate...
Still Daddy's Little Girl
A single tear streamed down your cheek
on that very happy day
the day Mommy told you the exciting news
that I was on the way
I couldn't wait to meet you
for a big kiss and maybe a twirl
Because I know that I could be rest assured
that I'd be Daddy's little girl
Remember on the special day
when you heard my heart beating so strong?
What you didn't know, Daddy, it was beating for you
The time we'd meet it wouldn't be long
I may have been so tiny
but Mommy, she felt my touch
I wanted you both to know
that I loved you so very much
Then one day I woke up
to only see colors so bright
Would it, would this be the day?
Would my daddy be holding me tonight?
Then came sweet Jesus, he picked me up
and cradled me in His arms
He told me that in this place called Heaven
to me would come no harm
He told me that it might be a little while
til my Daddy could give me a kiss
But on that wonderful day
I would live in eternal bliss
Daddy, I know you were sad
it felt like the end of the world
But, please Daddy, always remember
I'm still Daddy's little girl
I want you to know that I have your eyes
and Mommy's long dark brown hair
Mommy, she says you have a silly smile
But on my lips your same smile is always there
Daddy, you may never see my first step
or catch me when I fall
You may never take me to my first day of school
or my graduation at all
You may never walk me down the aisle
on my beautiful wedding day
or be there for me to hug
when I learn my own baby is on the way
Daddy, I don't know why we've been parted
But I love you so very much
I wish we could be together for just a moment
so my soft baby skin you could touch
But Daddy, I still have a big hug for you
I'm sending it down your way
Because I'll always be Daddy's little girl
So Daddy, Happy Father's Day...
Written for my husband on Fathers Day, 2002
I love you with all of my heart...