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[*] Post 359447 posted on 9-12-2008 at 23:11 Reply With Quote
A Different Child.

A friend of mine went to a Carol Service last Sunday, in aid of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) and the following poem was one of the readings. It is so touching that I wanted to share it with you all.

A Different Child

A different child,
People notice
There's a special glow around you.
You grow
Surrounded by love.
Never doubting you are wanted.
Only look at the pride and joy
In your mother and father's eyes.

And if sometimes
Between the smiles
There's a trace of tears,
One day
You'll understand.

You'll understand
There was once another child
A different child
Who was in their hopes and dreams.

That child will never outgrow the baby clothes.
That child will never keep them up at night
In fact, that child will never be any trouble at all.

Except sometimes, in a silent moment,
When mother and father miss so much
That different child.

May hope and love wrap you warmly
And may you learn the lesson forever
How infinitely precious
How infinitely fragile
Is the life on earth.

One day, as a young man or woman
You may see another mother's tears
Another father's grief
Then you, and you alone
Will understand
And offer the greatest comfort.

When all hope seems lost,
You will tell them
With great compassion,
'I know how you feel
I'm only here
Because my mother tried again.

by Pandora MacMillan.
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[*] Post 359476 posted on 10-12-2008 at 07:54 Reply With Quote

Very touching, and, I suspect, written by one who has felt the pain of a lost young one. I've been blessed, I've not been in that situation, I've been close, and I've know others who have lost little ones, but, again, I've not been close at the time. So I can only imagine.
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[*] Post 359488 posted on 10-12-2008 at 13:30 Reply With Quote

Ah, very touching. My friend at work lost one child and tried again. Her fifth child was the unexpected gift.
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