Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just Those Few Weeks

 Several years ago, I had an early miscarriage. A friend, who had also suffered a miscarriage, sent the following poem to me. It expressed exactly how I felt. I'm posting it today for a sweet friend who is going through this right now.  

Just Those Few Weeks

For just those few weeks
I had you to myself.
And that seems too short a time
to be changed so profoundly.

In those few weeks,
I came to know you...
and to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!

Just those few weeks...
when I lost you,
I lost a lifetime of hopes,
plans, dreams and aspirations.
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.

Just those few weeks...
It wasn't enough time to convince others
how special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
and no one is mourning the passing.

Just a mere few weeks..
And no "normal" person would cry all night
Over a tiny unfinished baby,
or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I??

You were just those few weeks, my little one.
You darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that's all the time you needed
to make my life richer
and to give me a small glimpse of eternity.

~S. Erling 

Our babies are safe in God's keeping. I'm so thankful that we can have the hope of seeing them in Heaven someday!

Please keep my friend and her family in your prayers.  


  1. What a beautiful post. My husband and I have lost two children to miscarriage- one at 11 1/2 weeks about 11 years ago and one just last October at about 6 weeks. The pain never goes away, just lessens over time. It is wonderful that God is taking care of our little ones until we can see them again!

    I will keep your friend and her family in my prayers.

    Many blessings,

  2. So sorry for your loss, Lisa! Thank you for praying for this family.


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