A Glimpse of You
(If only for a little while)
We were excited with the news
that you would come to be.
For months we dreamed, we planned and wished,
and waited patiently.
But fatefully you’d never know
the love we had to give
because your small life was cut short.You would not breathe or live.
The news just crushed our hearts and minds;
we couldn’t think or breathe
when we learned that you’d quickly come
and suddenly would leave.
Our family gathered all its strength
though not much strength remained.
We welcomed you with feelings mixed;
joy, love, and anguished pain.
We loved you, marveled at your face,
Your tiny hands and feet,
then laid your little body down
until again we’d meet.
We’re now the keepers of your flame.
We’ll love you ever more.
We never will forget your name.
You’ve touched us to the core.
Of us you’ll always be a part
that time can’t dim, it seems.
You’ll always live within our hearts,
our minds, our thoughts, our dreams.