Saturday, March 08, 2008

In Memory of Malachi Robert~ March 8, 2007


One year ago today I had the opportunity to hold my son's lifeless body as I said hello and good-bye. Malachi, you are forever etched upon our hearts and we love you.



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Knit together in my womb by the Creator's care and grace,

We anticipated your arrival- to gaze upon your tiny feet and darling face.

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Little did we know our dreams were not to be complete,

Instead the Lord arranged for His face to be the first that you would meet.

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We praised our Father for allowing us to gaze upon your form,

To hold you in our hands as we waged an emotional storm.

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What a blessing it was to carry you within for the short time giv'n,

But rather than join your family you were carried into heaven.

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The glory, the beauty, the splendor that beheld your little eyes,

Taking you from evil, sin, death and ugly lies.

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We miss you, dear son, as we feel the void in our family,

But our minds are at rest knowing you're in the best place you can be,

And that one day we will join you for all eternity.


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8 comments:

Amie said...

That's a beautiful poem. *hugs* on such a tough anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture Jame! Our thoughts you are with you guys today. Beatufiul poem too. *hugs* from us too!!

Shari, Todd, Melina and Ali

Anonymous said...

I'm praying that you are feeling the peace of the LORD on this tragic anniversary........Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.
Love,
Lynn

Jodie said...

Aww :( that's so touching. Hugs!

Angie said...

I thought of you all day on Saturday. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Cuddling with your children while you deliverd Malachi. That picture is absolutely beautiful. I am sending all my hugs to you.

Donna Barber said...

What a touching anniversary. My heart goes out to you today. It is always hard especially for the children we miss so much.

Rebecca said...

Jamie, I was thinking of you guys on our way down here.

Email me and maybe we can work something out if you're up to it. Our plans are sort of up in the air right now for the week. (I don't have your email here)

Christine said...

Big hugs, Jamie! I am praying for you.