Our Blessed Life

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Day to Remember

It's September 16th. Forever burned into my memory. First, b/c it was my high school boyfriend's birthday. (I suppose it still IS his birthday, and he's still a friend of mine, so happy birthday, Friend.)

But now I'll always remember this day b/c this was the due date of the sweet baby we lost in February. We thought that this week we'd be meeting another little one, welcoming him/her into the world.

I am not sad today. I am happy and blessed. I am happy that the LORD is sovereign. And blessed to be carrying another baby, due to be born in February.

About six months ago, during some prayer time, I was finally able to write about losing our baby. Just a few lines. But remembering our sweet little one today, I wanted to share them here.

You were barely here, then gone
Like the slightest refrain of a song.

A whisper, a breath, a tiny breeze.

And never will my fingers touch your earthly face -
Or ever feel the sweetest grace
of holding you that way.

And though I search for but a glimpse of who you would have been
My heart holds steady to the One you're hidden in.

Still and quiet I remain.


  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Katie King said…

    That's beautiful, Shannon. Made me teary to read your sweet words. My due date in March was hard for me...but I was pregnant and didn't know it yet :) God is good.

  • At 11:07 AM, Blogger Ben and Mandy said…

    Lots of love to you, Shannon!

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Teesa said…

    We love you guys! What a beautiful testimony of God's grace in your life. Bill and I are sitting here wondering what God is doing in your lives and for your future. We'll be excited to see it unfold over the next few years!

  • At 8:16 PM, Blogger 3 Zepeda's said…

    You have a grace and a calm about you and your words reflect who you are so perfectly. I love you!

  • At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Charles Ellzey said…

    Congradulations, I didn't know you were pregnant again- God is good! On another note- I cant believe you remembered by birthday- I wish I had that kind of memory. I'm thinking a boy and name him David- not after me of course but after the King.

  • At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congradulations- I didn't know you were pregnant again and I cant believe you have not forgotten my birthday!

  • At 7:02 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    Your words have such peace and love in them Shanon. God has such a plan for your family.

  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Shannon said…

    Thanks everyone - thanks for listening.

    Charles, I know, some things just get stuck in my head... I remember Stephanie's b-day too, and a bunch of our old phone numbers. lol.


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