1 Praise the LORD! Yes, give praise, O servants of the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD!2 Blessed be the name of the LORD now and forever.
We read Psalm 113 today in worship, and at the time, I knew that it had some significant meaning for me today. But I wasn't sure what that was. Until this evening.
Today, Hubby, Ladybug, and I attended the Walk to Remember at our local hospital. It is annual memorial service to remember the babies that families have lost. Our first daughter, Susie, was stillborn on December 6, 2004. (You can read that story here.) So we have attended the Walk to Remember for 3 years now. Last year when we attended, we were 7 weeks pregnant with Ladybug. And this year, she was there with us as we remembered Susie.
I had left my Bible open to Psalm 113, so when we returned home, I re-read it. Wow. Verse 9. He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Wow. In the 2 1/2 years between Susie's death and Ladybug's birth, I always knew I was a mother, but I didn't feel like one because I didn't have my baby with me. Now that we have Ladybug, I am experiencing a lot of "new mother moments." But I'm not a new mother. I have a daughter who would be almost 3. It's a weird place to be.
Life would be very different if Susie were with us. But I am thankful that she is with the Lord, and that we are promised that we will see her again. So I am a happy mother. Happy that Susie is with the Lord, and that He has blessed us with a happy, healthy, beautiful Ladybug.
So, to all of my friends who have babies waiting for them in heaven, your sweet babies were remembered today. Tomorrow, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
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