miscarried February 4, 1997.
Remembered by everyone who misses and loved you dearly:
Here is the poem that Mommy received from the SHARE group. It is her favorite poem and she thinks of you every time she reads it. We all love and miss you. Have a Merry Christmas in Heaven and we are praying you'll watch over your baby brother that is due 03-23-1999. Fly high baby girl.

For just 10 weeks,
I had you to myself.
And 10 weeks seems too short a time
for you to have changed me so profoundly
In just 10 weeks,
I came to know you...
and to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!

Just 10 weeks.
When I lost you.
I lost a lifetime of hopes,
plans, dreams, and aspirations.
A slice of my future simply
vanished over night.

Just 10 weeks.
It wasn't enough time
to convince others how
special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person
has died recently
and no one is mourning your passing.

Just a mere 10 weeks.
And no "normal" person
would cry all night over
a tiny 10 week fetus,
or get depressed and withdrawn
day after endless day.
no one would, so why am I?

You were just 10 weeks, my Little One.
You darted in and out of my life
too quickly.
But it seems you only needed 10 weeks
to make my life so much richer,
and give me a small glimpse of eternity.

(A poem on miscarriage)
by Susan Erling, St. Paul, Minnesota


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