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My Lord, the baby is dead!

Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?

“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.

You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”

I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity.                                                                                              —  Mother M. Angelica


About Lisbet

We are a Catholic homeschooling family of 13. (so far!) We are devoted to our Lord and our faith, open to the blessings of children, and enjoy learning and growing together in our joyfully chaotic home.

16 responses »

  1. Lisa,
    Praying for your family. You are a woman of such faith! You inspire me much.
    Leah 🙂

  2. Lisa,

    We’re so sorry for your loss, and we’ll keep your family in our Rosary intentions..But also I’d like to thank you for your post..We lost a (pre-born) child 12yrs ago and even though it’s been along time we still grieve over the loss..The post you have reminds me that he/she is our Saint praying for us, and I shouldn’t worry about how he/she is..Our heavenly Father is taking excellent care of him/her in heaven..Thank you again & God Bless and keep you in your time of grief..



  3. Sorry for the loss of your little family member, may God bind all wounds and wipe all tears, and may the comfort of a little saint in heaven come to be its own special joy

  4. Please accept my sympathy. Your strong faith and that of your family will ease your way through this pain. Prayers go up for all of you.

  5. So very sorry to read of your news will light a candle and say a prayer for you all. Hope you manage to get the rest you need. x

  6. I am so so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost a baby earlier this year and would have been due this week. I will ask my little saint to pray for you and your family. May Mary wrap her mantle around you and give you comfort.

  8. I am so sorry Lisa, praying for you and your family.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little one. May you feel God’s embrace even more during this difficult time.

  10. Lisa, I am so very sorry to read about your baby’s death. I, too, lost a baby girl just before Thanksgiving, and we named her Mary Faith (8/09 to 11-24-09). Thank you for posting this beautiful reflection by Mother Angelica. I will be praying for your family this morning on this the Feast of the Holy Innocents and for all of us with children whom we will hold forever in our hearts though never in our arms.

  11. Dear Lisa,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  12. Thinking about you today, hoping that your sorrow has begun to soften. I have lost 3 little ones for each of my 3 children at home and it still hurts.

  13. May Christ grant you and your beautiful family peace.

  14. Hi, I just came across your blog today, but I will pray for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless.

  15. Lisa, Thank you so much for this. We have 2 angels lost in the 3rd month of pregnancy and this brings me such amazing peace. God bless your apostolate!!!


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