Remembering ~ Gone Too Soon

by Kathy on October 15, 2009 · 6 comments

in Abby, Healing, Loss, Memories, Molly, October 15, Song Lyrics

Thank you so much for your comments on my last two posts announcing Abigail Grace’s birth and sharing some early photos of her and our family! Your genuine enthusiasm, kind words, continued support, thoughts and prayers mean so much to me.

Abby is four weeks old today and though I am very sleep deprived, in part from nursing our daughter around the clock, it is for very good reason and overall things are going well with our family as we adjust to life with our new baby girl! 🙂

I didn’t want to let today go by without acknowledging it’s significance, being that it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (promoting support, education and awareness for grieving families). Bob, Abby, my mother-in-law and I participated in our local “Walk to Remember” in honor of our babies on Sunday afternoon (Sean had a birthday party at the same time, so he didn’t join us this year) and found it to be very moving and healing.

For those not familiar with our “story” of losses, you are welcome to read my post, Who You’d Be Today, on this date last year that talks about our journey trying to expand our family between the births of our first child, our son Sean, and our daughter Abby (which was our sixth pregnancy, but only our second living child).

Tonight we lit a candle, as part of the world-wide “wave of light” in loving memory of our baby girl Molly, Babies Benson and all those babies who have gone too soon on this National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

To those of you mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who have lost one or more babies, please know that I hold you close in my thoughts and prayers tonight as I call to mind the lives of those precious children (no matter how long they were here with us).

I know that we will never “get over” losing our babies, however I wish for all of us grace and healing peace as we continue to learn to live without them.

Take care and may God bless you and your loved ones.

As I find lyrics to be healing at times like/on days such as this, I leave you with the lyrics to the song “Gone too Soon:”

Like a comet
Blazing ‘cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Like a castle
Built upon a sandy beach
Gone too soon

Like a perfect flower
That is just beyond your reach
Gone too soon

Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night

Like a sunset
Dying with the rising of the moon
Gone too soon
Gone too soon

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 k@lakly October 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Remembering Molly with you tonight and always.


2 Sommer C. October 16, 2009 at 12:25 am

Thinking of Molly tonight. <3


3 Beautiful Mess October 16, 2009 at 9:16 am

I thought about all the babies that were gone too soon, last night. I wished them a happy Angel life and I wished for their parents to find peace in their hearts.

Thinking about you and your Angel babies.


4 Miche October 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Great post! While I know having your two living children does not take away the pain hopefully it eases it just a bit.



5 Fertilized October 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

I am late but wanted to comment and congratulate you on 4 week mark with your new family


6 Katie October 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Always remembering.

And checking in to see how you are doing with that Little Miss and can't wait to hear what Sean thinks about his second little sister!


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