Saturday, July 08, 2006

Broken Dreams

I'm having a hard time understanding the cruelty of life right now. A dear friend of mine is dealing with the loss of her precious son, born silent to the world on July 7th. She and her husband were able to spend time with their son after his birth, taking pictures and hand and footprints but how do you say good-bye? How do you let a child go? The heartache a parent feels when they lose their child is not something I would wish on my worst enemy. I will never understand this.... ever and it hurts in my heart to even try.

A friend of mine posted on her blog a dream she had around the time of Jacob's birth. It tells of Jacob joining his 3 siblings in Heaven. Thank you Robin, for writing this.......

The playground was full of laughing, healthy boys and girls......They were bouncing balls, playing hopscotch, chasing butterflies, and just being typical kids. Everyone was getting along so perfectly....the sun was shining, birds were chirping the most glorious songs. You could tell that some of these children were siblings.... they had the same beautiful eyes and shining hair. There were three, very special children that kept looking off into the distance as if they knew that this was indeed an extraordinary day. There was a feeling of anticipation with these three, that the others just didn't seem to exude.

Suddenly there was a light tinkling sound.....all play came to an abrupt standstill as the children watched the beautiful lady in the white dress escort the small boy out to join them. The little brownhaired lad was a bit shy at first until he made eye contact with one of the three, and you could see him visbly relax because he recognized them. The lady introduced the lad , " Children, we have a new youngster joining us. Please welcome Jacob Daniel. He's had a very rough journey but he's here now."

The three welcomed their brother with huge hugs, lots of laughter and then they all ran off to play together. The lady in white smiled and wiped away a tear as she watched the lad running off...his spine was straight, heart no longer broken....whole and healthy in a way that only The Great Physician can cure.

~*~*~*written in memory of Jacob Daniel M. a child too broken and God had to bring him back to Heaven to be fixed. May his parents find the love, support, peace and healing they need to survive this painful loss.~*~*~*

9 comments:

. said...

Wow...I don't know what to say. I can't even imagine.

Sharpie said...

That has got to be the worst feeling in the world. My heart aches for them.

ccw said...

I am so sorry for their loss. I cannot even begin to imagine their grief.

Heather said...

That's just heartbreaking.

Marie said...

As painful as this was to share, I thank you for sharing this. It puts things in the proper perspective, I believe.

My prayers are with your friends--and with you, hon.

Mrs_Who said...

Thank you for sharing. Such a loss is beyond imagining for those who haven't gone through it. The family is in my prayers.

Beth said...

Sheri, I don't really know what to say, but I feel for those parents.

lime said...

i've had two friends endure this and watched their grief. it is unlike anything else. peace and healing to your friends.

Jules said...

Thank you for sharing that, Sheri.

I still read that dream of Robins and the tears just fall. My son Jacob was very much loved, and from the moment I held him, just seconds after he was born, I told him how much I loved him, and that we'd be ok, and that we would never forget him. I must have said it dozens of times. That's the only way I could say goodbye, was to just love him as much as I could in the time we had.

Our grief is deep and wide -- but it will be healed as much as one can. I have to do it for our boy.

Hugs, and thanks again for your kind words.

Jules