Todd and I wrote a poem that I read at the MEND Candlelight Christmas Ceremony. This ceremony is a time to remember each of our children in Heaven as we each get up and say our children's names and light a candle to remember them. This candlelight ceremony is a beautiful, quiet time to focus on God and remember the amazing miracle of His birth. We take the time to turn our eyes to the Lord so that even though the pain of losing our children is always there, we can draw close to the comfort of God.
You orchestrated the moment my child’s life began
What a beautiful baby you created inside me
From you all of life flows
You counted all the hairs on my child’s head
You were there when my baby was ushered into Heaven
You have seen the pain in my heart
You have been the ears of my grief
Prince of Peace,
You give me serenity in the midst of agony
Inside your walls there is safety and comfort
I know that you are always with me
You mend the desperate soul
Without your help, where would I be?
Your love is extravagant and infinite.
Wrapped in your love, my child rests in your arms.
Because of you, I will see my child again.
By: Todd and Stormy Mitchell
My candle lit to remember all the babies who have gone before us, for our tiny Avery and our sweet little love Gideon.