Thursday, September 18, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Hold

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Prompt of the week -- Hold

I can't wait. I am counting down the days until I get to hold this little life that is growing inside me. I know right now I get to hold this baby in my womb, and I already hold love for this baby in my heart, but the moment I get to hold a squirming bundle in my arms....that is what I dream of (literally!).

I never held Mikayla. That is one of my biggest regrets. I saw her, looked at her briefly, and then the doctor said something about sending "the fetus" for testing in the lab, and despite my heart crying out for my baby girl I couldn't make the words come out of my mouth. So they took her off to the lab, and I never got my chance to hold her in my arms.

Since then I have taken every opportunity I can to hold June Bug. Every night when I send her off to bed, I crawl in with her and just hold her until she falls asleep. I ignore the work that needs to get done, the dishes I should be washing, the emails I need to reply to, and I just hold her while she drifts off to dreams, while she holds her "Baby Sissy Bear".

I dream of another day, too. I dream of the day that my heavenly Father will take me in His arms and hold me and wipe away every tear from my eyes.



  1. Heart stopping-ly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your intimate heart.
    Blessings and prayers for you.

  2. May those days be as you long for them to be and may your children, all your children, know how blessed they are with such a loving mother.


  3. Oh how beautiful. Thank you for such honest, heartfelt and hope-filled words. I'm glad you are a part of FMF! I look forward to connecting with you here.

    1. Thank you. I'm so glad God has given us the gift of words to help express our thoughts and share our lives with others.


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