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Our Darling Baby Child

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Our Darling Baby Child

Some people may say
You barely existed
But I know that's not true

For you were meant to be
As sure as the day
Your daddy said he loved mummy too

You see right from the start
We were planning you
Taking our time

So that all the love
Daddy and Mummy felt for each other
Would go straight to your heart from mine

When they told me
It is impossible to explain
How Mummy felt and what she wanted to say

They told me you were in danger
But Mummy wanted to protect you
And make those feelings go away

I could somehow feel your battle
As it took place 
Somewhere inside

I felt Daddy and Me breathing for you
Beckoning you to stay and live
But barely on your journey

You died...

Mummy knew the instant
That you were leaving us
The pain in my tummy told me you were gone

I was alone 
Losing you
I didn't know what to do, how to hold on

My darling I am sorry
I am sorry
You could not stay

But there is not a moment
A second that goes by
Mummy and Daddy don't think of you each day

But know that you would have been loved
So much and so strong
With all our hearts could provide

I am so sorry
Something didn't work inside Mummy's tummy
I am so sorry our darling, baby child...

Love Mummy and Daddy - May 2006

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  1. Date: 6/5/2009 2:20:00 PM

    Reading about your loss has brought back sad memories. I hope writing this has helped you in some way. This is a touching tribute.

  1. Date: 5/2/2009 3:14:00 PM

    Oh my Jo, i know exactly what you are going through, it took us quite a while to move on with our loss, but we did. And Liam our 4th is that proof, Love always - James,xx

  1. Date: 5/2/2009 9:51:00 AM

    Very beautiful tribute to your unborn child, Jo. Hope with the passage of time the sun began to shine ... smile ...

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 12:45:00 PM

    May you be comforted in your loss .. my prayers are with you. Love

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:21:00 PM

    Such a warm tribute to a child who never had a chance to live, yet touched your lives so profoundly. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope you have other children to ease the pain you express so beautifully in your poem. Bless you, Jo. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 1:02:00 PM

    very sad, and never never to be forgotten, I lost my first child a daughter and I never had another daughter, my second child was a son and is still with me. I love him very much. Best of all things. Light & Love