Calliope is so beautiful. We lost our Chloe two days after you due to placental abruption. I've been shy about posting her picture although it is on my computer and in our office where we see it all the time.
Chloe's dad Michael wrote this after her birth and asked me to send it to you.
We look to the heavens in prayer for our little ones
Might be held safe under the wings of angels.
Too, shed a tear in hope as we know
Jesus loves all children.
And I shall walk through this garden,
I shall take it all in and behold its beauty,
And, I pause in a moment of silence as I kneel in
I see my little angel at play as I close mine eyes.
I see her running, and she spreads her wings,
Taken flight on the wings of an angel.
I see for now, all, as it shall remain and carry forth
I will pause and watch closely as my little angel dances
With the fireflies in the peace of night.
I shall walk amongst the words carved in stone
I shall take joy as I pause, closing mine eyes, and I watch my dear
Little angel play in God's garden…
Michael Shawn Groseclose
Copyright 2007 Michael Shawn Groseclose/A wall in the sand. All rights reserved. Used with permission.