Saturday, May 9, 2009

To Mommy With Love

A very sweet friend, Corina Lucas, wrote this poem and sent it to me this week. I wish I could describe what a blessing this gift has been to me and how God has used it to bring healing to places where a place seems to be missing- until then I will let you read. If you have a baby in heaven this Mother's Day, I pray that you will read this as if its for you too...

To Mommy with Love, Isabel

I wanted to meet you in the spring
From the minute I started forming
I knew I was in a special place
I knew I was loved by you, daddy, and my big brother
Even though I couldn’t hear yet
The vibrations from your heartbeat lulled me
I knew you were talking to Jesus about me

Jesus said I could meet you in the spring
As the flowers were opening
As new life was forming everywhere
How happy I felt being hugged by your tummy
I was excited about seeing you in the fall
But Jesus missed me
And I missed Him; I really did

I had to say good-bye to you in the spring
Before the sun blazed
Before the pool was filled and the days were long
Before the seasons changed
But I’m not the same…I’m still changing
Changing with you; my family

Jesus said I would see you again in the spring
I sit on His knee every day
We give laughter a good workout
He picked a daisy for me and put it behind my ear
He told me what a good mommy you are
How you planted a tree for me
And I smiled – I felt proud of being so loved

Thank you for meeting me this spring
Jesus says He’s taking care of you
He tells me stories about my brother that make me giggle
And about how strong my daddy is
But when He talks about you His voice gets real soft
And I lean forward so I can hear Him whisper
Sometimes He even cries when He talks about you
I asked Him what He likes best
He said you were a good mommy and loved daddy
But most of all, He said you snuggled with His heart
And that He was glad you are best friends

It will be summer soon, pretty mommy
And even though Jesus took me away
I know I’ll always be in your heart
Especially on Mother’s Day
If you lean forward you can hear me whisper
“I love you, mommy...I’ll see you in the spring”

Bless you Corina and know the Lord has more in store for you than you could ask, imagine or even dream...just wait on Him.

Know that as I celebrate, I am too celebrating all of you and the wonderful contribution you make to the Kingdom as you raise your children unto Him. Happy Mother Day!


Nicole said...

Thinking of you tonight as our fam prayed for you during bed time prayer. This poem is beautiful. I tried to read it out loud to John and could not get through it....we both were crying. Such a precious picture of her and a sweet picture of His heart for you.

I love you dearly.

Happy Mother's are an awesome Mommy and I am so very proud of you!

Michawn said...

wow...that IS such a sweet picture of your little girl and of Jesus...i agree. and so sweet for me to think of my baby in heaven in this poem. thanks for sharing, melissa. and thank you for writing it too, cori. wow.

The Durham's said...

I just read this and am overwhelmed. Those are beautiful words...heartfelt. Thank you for sharing, you are precious gift to all who know you:) I love you!

AnnaElise said...

This is so beautiful. I love how Cori captures a glimpse the love your daughter and Jesus feel for you. Melissa, you're an incredible mother who mother's so many... and in such a powerful way. Love you dearly, sister.