My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:15,16
Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands… Isaiah 49:16a
Friday, November 19, 2010
Held in His arms
While the tears fall, I am held again tonight. I have His promise that I will be held when everything falls apart. When my world comes crashing down around me and my life no longer looks like I had planned, I am held. I love that. To know that I can curl up in His arms and lay my head on His chest and hear His heart beat. What a comfort that is to me. There is no place safer than that. He can handle my anger, my sorrow, my hurt, my tears, my joy (yes there are still moments of joy). He can take the sting of death. And sting it does! When people around us shy away from talking about Zoe, the death of a child, He can take it. He does not shy away. He hears my heart. There is so much more to life and death than just what we see with our eyes. I have questioned what was God's will in losing Zoe.....or any of our other babies for that matter. I know there are parents all over the world whose heart have that resounding cry....WHY God, what was your will in this? Some hearts cry, where were you God? Where were you when I needed you the most? Why did this happen? Why me, why us, why our family?
Well, I am sorry to say you will find no answers here for those questions other than I would encourage you to let yourself be held by Him, it is the only place I have found peace.
What was His plan for Zoe's life? It says in the Bible that knows the number of our days before we are a spirit here on earth.......I have asked Him, "Was that really all You had for her?"
I know in my plans for her, there was so much more to her life. I was so looking forward to having a little baby girl again. I wanted to rock her, kiss her soft cheeks, nurse her, hear her baby giggle, see her being spoiled and loved by her brothers and sisters, dry her tears when she cried, play tea party with her, kiss her boo-boos, put piggy tails in her hair, see her graduate and walk down the aisle in a beautiful gown, and so many other things.
She may not have been much or meant much to you who are reading this, but she changed my life and heart forever. She caused us and many others with us to dig in deeper to our faith. She made me want to be a better mommy and show more love and kindness to those around me. Her short life made an impact here on earth for eternity, so I ask you, did she accomplish what God had for her to do here on earth? I believe that because of her, many lives will be changed. I believe that because of her, strength will be found in places we didn't know it even existed. Hope will be found and shared, love will pour out and friendships and heart connections will be formed. Even though she was seen by very few people, she brought something special here that no one else could have done in quite the way she did.
Another part of my heart is waiting for me in a place I can't reach just yet, but until I can, we are both held in His arms. When I am there, I am comforted knowing she is as well.
As what would have been Zoe's due date is quickly approaching, I find myself needing to be held by Him more often again. He is faithful.....He is there everytime.