Tuesday 7 October 2008

The children's seashore ... the Sands of Time ...

As many of you know Charlotte was our precious daughter born still when I was six months pregnant 4 years ago. Time will never erase the memories of her brief life. Days turn to weeks, weeks to years, but I remember as if it were yesterday, my first born, bittersweet memories.

Carly, from To write their names in the sand gave me a most precious gift tonight ...please go see Charlotte's sunset at the Children's seashore with her name inscribed in the sands of time. It is very special and I wrote these words borrowed from a few loss poems and verses.

At the close of each day the sun sets
and for a time there is darkness but the darkness does not remain.
For the sun rises and a new day begins.

Charlotte, our hearts are filled with the thoughts of you and your memory is all around ...it's in the sparking moonlight , the sunset on the beach - your name written in the sands of time , in the clouds flying across the sky, it's in the morning song of the birds and mostly in the sweet roses' scents that bloom in your garden.
Our tiny rose lent not given, to bud on Earth and bloom in Heaven.
Cradled briefly in our arms and forever our hearts.Sleep sweet baby in the Father's arms...till we hold you again.

October is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month amongst other very important causes like Breast cancer awareness.

October 15th is World wide Pregnancy and Infant loss remembrance day ...

My heart goes out to anyone reading this today who has said goodbye to their precious baby all too soon and has walked along the path of grief after losing a precious baby(ies) or child.
I am sorry for your loss. I know words cannot ease your pain nothing ever will but on October 15th I will light a candle in memory of our babies. Please pass the message along.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."- Anonymous ...

A quiet moment for lighting a candle in memory of your baby . . .

"Dear baby of mine, please see this light as a symbol of our never-ending love for you. Please understand that this love knows no limits or bounds; it conquers even the hold of death. Let this light shine in memory of our love for you, in celebration of the life we shared together, however brief, and in the hope that tomorrow will be a brighter day. We feel your spirit with us even now, gently guiding and strengthening us. With this light we will remember the true gifts of the season: memories of joys past, hope for present peace and love to last a lifetime. We will forever feel your presence and love you always."

Hope is like the sun,which, as we journey toward it ,casts the shadow of burden behind us.

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Lilly said...

Charlotte's sunset and the verse is beautiful.

Sarah Taylor said...

Oh Trish it's all so very beautiful!

I wanted to stop by and reference a, "secret," if you will! ;) I think you're doing an amazing job and can't wait to read your future posts! I hope that all makes sense! lol

Be well

Amanda said...

That is so beautiful. My thoughts are with you.

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Anonymous said...

Charlotte's sunset is beautiful.

Louisa Claire said...

Trish, thank you for sharing this. My heart aches for you. Your strength is amazing, and though they will never replace your darling girl I am so incredibly thankful that God blessed you with two precious boys. Love Louisa

Unknown said...

What a beautiful testament to Charlotte. Thinking of you. XOXO

Anonymous said...

hugs Trish, Charlotte will always be as beautiful as her sunset. Hope your heart is okay today.

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