This week we are mourning with our friends J. and T. as they grieve the loss of their twins in an early miscarriage. J. and T. are participants in a relatively new phenomenon known as "embryo adoption" in which IVF (in-vitro fertilization) parents give their remaining embryo-babies up for adoption. J&T have twelve embryo-babies, two of which are now in heaven, and ten of which are still waiting to be transferred. We are all heart-broken over their loss and are praying for their healing as well as for successful future transfers.
I wanted to share a very precious letter that a dearly-loved person wrote for me on the death of our first little one by miscarriage:
"Dear Mommy and Daddy,
"We don't know each other very well because we weren't together very long, but I want you to know I felt your love and anticipation and excitement.
"I know you would make great parents but you can't imagine how wonderful it is being in heaven. Jesus welcomed me into His arms with a big hug and then introduced me to my Gramma Fern. We are having a great time together. She is telling me all about you, Mommy, when you were born and how you grew up. She is very proud of you. We'll have lots to catch up on when you get here!
"I just want you to know I am loved and well cared for here just as I would have been if I had stayed with you. But we have to obey Jesus when He says come home so that's what I did.
"I'm giving you this little bear (included with letter) to be a reminder of me until we meet in heaven - soon I hope!
"I LOVE YOU,
May God bless all babies who are born asleep, and all parents who must wait until heaven to meet their precious little ones.