In Loving Memory of Baby A

You may remember my mention of a family whose baby was dying of a genetic disease. Baby A entered the presence of Jesus and will not have to experience the pain and suffering this world brings.

Baby A was perfect, despite the weakness of his disease. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Baby A was precious. “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Baby A had purpose. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

I watched his mom from a distance and also at the funeral. Her beautiful acceptance and peaceful countenance were a testimony of God’s grace flowing through her life.

Losing your baby is a mother’s worst nightmare. Everyone’s lives go on, but you’re the one who carried your baby, who cuddled and loved your baby and now weeps with empty arms.

Those who have lost a baby know the deep pain and anguish of your soul. When you have another child, you feel so blessed, yet none can replace the child you lost. You have to work through your fears and learn to rest.

This is just a post to say we care, we love you, and we hurt with you.

Baby A, you have one amazing mom. She loved you like no one else could, and we’re praying for her as she now walks a new road.

I know Baby A’s mom would be very blessed if any of you left her a comment below.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14

43 thoughts on “In Loving Memory of Baby A”

  1. I cannot say words enough
    But I shed tears with you
    for the loss of your precious one
    and know something of the depth of your pain

    But Thanks be to God
    That this dear one
    was set apart, holy in His sight
    and is with the One
    who loves him most
    comforted
    at peace
    and in perfect joy
    waiting for you

    May Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, hold your hand through every part of this grief, and make known that every tear is caught by a nail-pierced hand, which bought eternal life for you and your loved one.

    In loving and pained care
    Sarah

  2. Gods love endures forever.Our prayers and thoughts are with this precious baby boy, the parents and siblings.

  3. I typically don’t comment but I wanted to after this post.
    I lost six siblings to miscarriage and still-birth, including my twin brother. I watched my parents clinge to Jesus and never forget about my siblings. Even though it is still hard (it has been 11 years to 25 years ago) we still clinge to Jesus for the peace that He gives.
    Thank you for remembering and sharing about these little ones, made in God’s image but who fulfilled their time on earth quickly so that we all might remeber that we are looking forward to our Heavenly home.

    1. Bless you, J. Thank you for commenting. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your siblings, including your own twin. That would be an ache that you will carry for the rest of your life. We’re deeply sorry for your loss.

  4. Baby A’s Mom: Please know that I am praying for you! God’s grace is sufficient and in Him is your strength. I have 5 siblings lost through miscarriage so in a way, my mom can sympathize with you. Think of how glorious it must be for Baby A, seeing Jesus and waiting for you to come and join him in singing praises around the throne!

    God bless and keep you and your family.

    1. My prayers are with you. May the good shepherd lead you to still waters where you will find rest and comfort for your soul.
      Ana

  5. My prayers are with this precious mother. Having lost 8 little ones myself, I understand the great pain of losing a child. However, I also understand the grace and comfort of our great God! May He alone be her anchor and rock as she continues on for His glory. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  6. Your words are beautiful & blessed me.
    As a mama who unexpectedly needed to bury our baby girl almost 10 months ago now, my heart aches for this dear family and the journey they must walk. The reality of holding your baby as they take their last breath, and the life that follows without them is so difficult. Way harder of a journey than I ever dreamed it could be!! But God is ever, ever faithful. “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

  7. Dear Sister in Christ,
    We were so sorry to hear that your baby boy died. You will miss him so very much. I just wanted you and your family to know that we are praying for you. May God’s everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3) comfort and sustain you today and in the days, weeks and moments to come. He has lovingly carried us through the death of our two baby boys, Matthew (2003) and Seth (2006). Knowing they are safe with the Lord is such a comfort and knowing that one day we will all be together again and with our dear Saviour for all of eternity gives us great hope. May God’s Word encourage your hearts. “The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 With love and prayers, Pam

  8. Our first baby girl Julia Marija was born into the arms of Jesus and though we miss her, we are so thankful to the Lord for walking us through. He is the ultimate Father and his heart is for us and with us. Sending love to this Momma and her family as they begin this path winding path. God knows the way.

    1. Krystal,
      What a beautiful name for your baby! I can only imagine how hard it would be to lose a baby and then to have it be your first. You know the depth of God’s comfort. Sending you a hug today.

      Love,
      Sarah

  9. My heart breaks for you today. May you take comfort in knowing your little one is safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior. The days ahead will not be easy but He is our Comforter and will see you through.

  10. I’m so sorry for the hurt you are going through! Please know that your baby is safe and in the arms of Jesus. Your son wants you to be happy and peaceful and to live a good joyous life with Christ always in your heart. And please know that I will keep you in my prayers
    Love,
    Debra

  11. This is a sweet blog post. I experienced the heartache and deep pain of empty arms December 2015. Our sweet baby girl was born with a genetic disorder and we are so very thankful for the few weeks God allowed us to hold her, love her, and spend family time with her. Yes, losing a child is a mom’s worst nightmare. The road is long and the valley is deep. Praying for this wonderful mom to keep holding onto her faith and clinging to God each day. Praying comfort and that each day she feels God’s loving arms holding her. “ The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.” Psalm 34:18

    1. Susan,
      I’m so very sorry for the loss of your baby girl. What a huge loss, and also an even harder time of year when most of the world is celebrating–you are grieving. Bless you, dear sister.

      Love,
      Sarah

  12. I am so sorry you have to walk this road. I too have been through infant loss and it was very painful. I’ll be honest, I didn’t handle it too well, but still, Jesus never left my side. I decided to trust Him at some point, that every thing would be all right. Now I have such hope, I cannot express it! The older I get, every day is one day closer to meeting my 3 sweet babes again in heaven! Please take time to grieve, it is hard work, but you must allow yourself to do so in order to heal, also take time with God every day and journal, it really helps!
    I send lots of love, hugs and prayers,
    from your sister in Christ

    1. Kristine,
      I’m so very very sorry for the loss of your babies. Grieving is hard work. I think that pain is harder than physical pain. You’re right that grieving takes time too. Bless you.

      Love,
      Sarah

  13. Praying for the peace and comfort that God, and only God, can provide. “…your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor 15:58) Well-spoken, Sarah.

  14. You’re absolutely right-Baby A is perfect, precious, and had a purpose! It’s amazing to me how God caused that to happen with such a small being, yet reaching into our very being and touching our hearts! We are praying for you, precious Mama! You’re example of trust and expressing the love of our Savior is an encouragement to us all! Our love and prayers!

  15. To Baby A’s Mom,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Even with the assurance that he is with our Lord, losing your child is extremely painful. I pray you will feel His comfort and peace as you grieve.

  16. To Baby A’s Mom,
    We are thinking of you very much at this sad time and will be praying for you and your family.
    Sending lots of love and may you know His love, Joy and Peace.
    Amen!
    Xxxxxxxxx

  17. Although I cannot even imagine how difficult losing your baby must be, it is so inspirational and encouraging to see a Mommy surrender to the LORD’s will and have a peace that surpasses all understanding. Praying for your family and for comfort to your hurting heart!

    1. Baby A’s mom: I am praying for your family!
      God will guide you through this hard time.
      He has welcomed your baby into heaven!
      Even though this is incredibly hard, God will use it for something good.
      I have lost two cousins to miscarriage, and know it was hard.
      Sending my love and prayers to you sweet mom!!!

  18. Dear sweet family of Baby A,

    I am praying for each of you and my heart breaks for you. As a young woman, I can’t imagine what it is like to lose a child that you have carried for so long, loved so deeply, and held for so few days. I long for the days of motherhood myself and feel so deeply for you, the precious mother of baby A. Within the past year, three families that I know were impacted by the miscarriage of their children. The babies were at 30 weeks, 35 weeks, and 38 weeks. As I have grieved over each of these sweet ones, I grieve with you and pray for you. May the Lord fill your empty arms with comfort and assurance as He holds you in His never-failing arms.

  19. May I also say, this song has been of tremendous comfort to me in times of grieving the loss of young children: “I Know” by Forever Be Sure.

  20. Dear Baby A’s precious mama: I’m so sorry for your loss. Your baby was a great treasure. I have lost 3 children to various stages of miscarriage (2000, 2005, 2007), and it is very hard. To feel unbelievable hurt mingled with the loving arms of our Lord; being unable almost to breathe one minute, yet laughing at something later (but feeling guilty for having laughed); to be afraid, yet to trust God at the same time. It is such a hard road. Praying for the peace that passes understanding, comfort from the Lord, healing and joyful times to come.
    Please don’t worry about anyone else’s timetable for your grief. Hold fast to the Lord and let Him carry you through on HIS timetable.
    What a marvelous testimony of your love for the Lord. God bless you, sister, in your time of grief.

  21. Praising the Lord for baby A. and praying for the comfort of broken hearts!
    “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3

  22. To this dear family: May our loving heavenly Father comfort you, heal you, and surround you with His perfect peace, which surpasses all understanding. I will be praying for you.

  23. I’m so sorry! I can imagine how hard this must be, having lost 3 siblings to miscarriage, 2 within the last 2 years. May God comfort u during this hard time.

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