Hello My Turkey Baby,

When I found out I was pregnant and you were due today, I was joking with your dad and told him that we would have our own Turkey Baby for Thanksgiving, an 8 lb turkey of our own.  When family asked what we were doing for Thanksgiving this year, we had just barely found out that we were pregnant and we told them that we weren’t sure yet. The truth was, that we thought that we would be having a baby right before Thanksgiving and we were probably going to be home for it. 

We found out that we were pregnant on March 21. We were scared after our first miscarriage, but so excited.  We had just moved to our new home, I showed up in the garage and told your dad, “We have one other big thing that we brought from the Bancock House that we are going to have to find a place for.” I had your big brother dressed in his Big Brother shirt. Your dad teared up when I told him.  We were so hopeful that you would make it to your birth day.  We lost you a month after we found out that we were pregnant. 

Oh, my glory baby, I wish that you were here.  I so desperately wish that I was holding you in my arms, or almost holding you in my arms.  I wish that your big brother could wear his big brother shirt that is is almost too big for. He loves babies right now, and he would be so excited about you.  I can imagine him smothering you with kisses. 

I find some peace in knowing that you are in Heaven with your brother or sister.  I love that I will get to meet you both someday.  I may never know why the Lord chose to take you before you were born, but I trust that His plan is best for us all.  

On the way to the ultrasound, where we ultimately found out that you had already been lost, the Lord was faithful to give me a verse to calm my nerves.  It was Isaiah 40:1-3. 

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That verse gave me so much hope and peace before and after I found out that I would be miscarrying you.  My little turkey baby, I wish so much that you were here.  I want to be kissing your head. You will always be missed by me.  You are not forgotten by your mama. 

I love you so much!

Love, Your Mama

Glory baby, you slipped away
As fast as we could say baby, baby
You were growing, what happened dear
You disappeared on us baby, baby

Heaven will hold you before we do
Heaven will keep you safe
Until we’re home with you
Until we’re home with you

We miss you everyday, miss you in every way
But we know there’s a day when we will hold you, we will hold you
And you’ll kiss our tears away, when we’re home to stay
We can’t wait for the day when we will see you, we will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you, until mom and dad can hold you
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do
Before we do

Sweet little baby, it’s hard to understand it
‘Cause we are hurting, we are hurting
But there is healing, and we know we’re stronger people
Through the growing, and in knowing

All things work together for our good
And God works his purposes
Just like he said he would
Just like he said he would

We miss you everyday, miss you in every way
But we know there’s a day when we will hold you, we will hold you
And you’ll kiss our tears away, when we’re home to stay
We can’t wait for the day when we will see you, we will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you, until mom and dad can hold you
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do

I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies
And what they must sound like
But I will rest in knowing
Heaven is your home
And it’s all you’ll ever know
All you’ll ever know

We miss you everyday, miss you in every way
But we know there’s a day when we will hold you, we will hold you
And you’ll kiss our tears away, when we’re home to stay
We can’t wait for the day when we will see you, we will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you, until mom and dad can hold you
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do
Yeah, you’ll just have heaven before we do
Before we do

Glory Baby by Watermark