Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Friday, February 02, 2007

on the death of unborn children.

Thus says the LORD: "A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel is weeping, weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are no more."
Jeremiah 31:15

I spoke with a woman yesterday shortly after she learned that the baby in her womb was no longer alive. After only eight weeks of life, having never seen her child's face or held his tiny hand, the grief of a mother for the life of her child is still like no other.

Life is always precious, it is always a gift.

So farewell, so-anticipated little one without a name, whose tiny heart wasn't made for our world. Our time with you was too short.

Comments on "on the death of unborn children."

 

Blogger Mary Poppins NOT said ... (February 02, 2007 8:32 AM) : 

May that baby's memory be eternal!

 

Blogger Nathan said ... (February 08, 2007 3:13 PM) : 

I am sure it will be. I have a pair of very good friends who lost their daughter in a similar way, though she had a unique medical condition which meant that she was able to be carried almost to term. The whole situation was profoundly affecting for me, and I wasn't even directly involved. But whenever I think about the ethics surrounding unborn children, Amanda will be the first name that pops to mind.

I wrote about her on my own blog if you are interested.

Life is indeed precious, and it is a pity the reminders of that fact are often painful.

 

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