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Letting Go
by Candida L Eittreim
Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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The most soul searing loss is that of losing your child.

Letting Go


When we lose a child to deaths icy grip

We start to die inside...

Remembering the soft silken head

cradled in our loving arms


The sweet baby scent lingers on..

Soft chubby starfish hands reaching for our hearts

Big eyed angels in soft cotton gowns

Gone home...


that empty crib

a haunting reminder

of such a huge loss..


We hang on to each precious toy

hug the soft binky to our weeping eyes

hungering, longing

to hold that tiny body close

just one more time


There comes a time

when love must say

its ok

move on my angel


In heaven

Each day..

Jesus comes to the nursery

to love His own....

He gathers them in His loving heart

Keeping them safe

Beyond all harm

against the day

of your return


Trust in Him

to care for your angel..

letting go of grief and pain

and with all the love

of your mothers heart...


Whisper to your babe

Fly free my child

beyond this pain


knowing my love

loosed the chains that held you here

Chains of grief and pain

shattered by unselfish trusting hearts

holding love forever

in a mothers yearning soul

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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 11/4/2003
very moving
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 10/29/2003
Oh dear, pass the Kleenex. This one ripped my heart out. Beautiful, touching, poignantly true. God bless, Candy. You have a wonderful gift.

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 10/28/2003
Heartbreaking write! ~Z~
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/28/2003
Candida, very true. There is a time to be born a time to live and a time to die just as their is a time to grow a time to replenish and a time to heal.
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