Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mama Can't.

There was a picture book I used to read my oldest daughter when she was a little girl. The princess had a boo boo and everyone in the castle tried to make her feel better; the jester performed her favorite tricks, the chef prepared her favorite food, the bard sang her favorite songs. Yet nothing would console her. And then her mother returned home, walked into the throne room, and kissed the boo boo. And suddenly the tears dried up and she felt better.

But Mama can't make this all better.

My baby lost her baby this week and all the kisses in the world can't stop that pain. I'm struck once again at how powerless I truly am. In my weakness, I beg for His strength. In my hopelessness, I plead for His hope. The true comfort my daughter and son-in-law find as they recover from this miscarriage is not in me, but in knowing that their baby rests in His gentle hands. And that somehow, someway, He will provide peace and healing and dry our desperate tears.

'Cause He's the only one who can.

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