“In their minds are pictures of a nursery with soft blankets and toys on the floor. Then it’s time, the wait’s almost over. The tech starts to measure and scan. But what’s this? She seems worried and tense. Why won’t she answer?”
The young couple, with stars in their eyes,
Walks hand in hand with joyful hearts.
A day of excitement and wonder awaits.
What will the future bring?
A boy full of energy and laughter?
A girl with bright eyes and sweet smile?
Anxiously they wait for their turn,
Surely only a few minutes more.
In their minds are pictures of a nursery
With soft blankets and toys on the floor.
Then it’s time, the wait’s almost over.
The tech starts to measure and scan.
But what’s this? She seems worried and tense.
Why won’t she answer?
“The doctor is coming to talk,” she says.
The sweet couple sits in silence.
The tears begin falling,
The first of so many to come.
His arm around her, She sits on his knee,
That small comfort keeping her from falling apart.
The doctor looks sad,
“Your baby is dying.”
“You did nothing wrong. It just happens sometimes.”
The young couple leaves heartbroken and shocked.
The poor tech is in tears as they walk by,
Sympathy etched on her face.
The young couple, with tears in their eyes,
Walks hand in hand with sorrowful hearts.
And the baby? A girl.
Born still and too soon.
Their hearts grieve, but with hope.
They will see her again,
And never be parted.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Revelation 21: 4-5 (ESV)
Rachel Miller is News Editor for the Aquila Report. She is also a homeschooling mother of 3 boys and member of a PCA church in Spring, Texas. This article first appeared on her blog, A Daughter of the Reformation, and is used with permission.