On the day of birth
And the day of death.
One moment your spirit resided
Within a sweet, perfect body
Cradled within mine.
The next it had fled
Back to where we all long to be.
A sacred gift it was
To be so close to Father in Heaven
As we welcomed you from His presence
And bid you farewell as you returned.
A holy privilege it is
To be your mother.
The only time you knew away from Him
Was the time you spent next to my heart.
~ written for Benjamin by his mother, Michelle Baker, on April 13, 2008
This morning Mom said goodbye before leaving for home, and said, "Happy 6-month birthday to Benjamin! I'm so glad he's in our family." I loved the feeling of celebration that we both felt. She also gave us a special gift, a Willow Tree sculpture of a couple holding a baby. (I'll post a picture when I get home).
I'm about to leave for the Provo Temple with sweet Mandy and Manda, and that will also be in honor of this day. Becky called and shared her love. She posted a beautiful tribute on her blog. I had been having a really hard time lately, but today I feel a lot of comfort, and actually joy again, similar to what I felt the day Benjamin was born.