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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Five Months, Five Roses


I'm just a precious little one
who didn't make it there.
I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I'm waiting for you here.
Many dwelling here where I live,
waited years to enter in.
They struggled through a world of sorrow,
a world marred with pain and sin.
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was brief but don't complain.
I have all of Heaven's Glory,
and suffered none of earth's great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me.
I'd have loved to bring it fame.
But if I'd lingered in earth's shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet momma-don't you sorrow,
wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus' arms
right from your perfect loving womb.

My dear Kamberlynne was recently having a painfully hard and teary day dealing with life and all its challenges. My heart was so so sad for her. I told her how much I wanted to be able to take away that pain and make all her hurt go away forever.

And in that moment, I had a bit of healing in my own heart. In partnering with God to create Mariah's beautiful little body and giving her life within me for that short time, she now never has to suffer and cry and hurt and sorrow over the pain of mortality.
I could do for her what I couldn't do for Kamberlynne. And in my heart I rejoiced at the realization that I would never have to see Mariah's eyes full of tears or face full of sorrow.

And so we are still trusting God every moment of every day to wipe our tears and chase the gloom.

We miss you so much, sweet Angel Baby Mariah, and love you even more. Forever.


11 comments:

Katherine and Andrew Bettilyon said...

What a sweet poem! We love you and pray for you!

The Washburns said...

That is a beautiful poem. My tears and prayers are with you each day too.

seven smiles said...

Bless you, Katherine.
(And hope sweet Kamberlynne is feeling better, too.)

xo

mom2beachbums said...

Beautiful poem and thoughts, both warms and pierces my heart. Hugs and loving thoughts to you and your sweet older girl.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful poem and how wonerful to have that realization and a little bit of healing!

kim said...

I love you all so much! Wish I could wrap my arms around a piece of you so often. Thank heavens for the faith, hope and love you have. You and Looli are such incredible people! Hey Loo? When I grow up can I be like you? I LOVE YOU!

Sommer said...

That was such a beautiful poem Catherine. Thank you for sharing your heart with us, it means so much to me.

Lynne said...

The lessons in this poem have been sooooooo with me throughout this painful experience. They give me peace in Mariah's case. Keep healing my precious daughter.

I'll never forget - while we were there, we were just talking, Kamberlynne, Rachael and I, and one of the sweetest moments was when Kamerlynne responded to one of our comments about how incredible you were that she wanted to grow up and be just like her momma in every way. Can't think of anything better!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

amber said...

lovely

Cothran Family said...

Loved the poem, did you write it? Beautiful. I love that sweet Kamberlynne who is all grown up too. All these sweet children, I love them all so much. What a beautiful perspective Catherine. I was praying for you on mother's day. Love you.

Rae said...

How I love you my dear, dear sister and darling, amazing nieces! Every single day, you guys are in my thoughts, and in my heart so much that being far apart is hard. Know each day that I'm sending you loving thoughts and heart-felt hugs. My heart is full.