Each night before my daughter goes to bed, we ask our dear little boy Simon to intercede for us. It was a year ago today that we lost him. His burial afterward was a beautiful experience, one filled with so many mixed emotions. Sadness, confusion, anger, some joy, emptiness. We had prayed for a little baby and had just told our parents before he was taken away from us.
Now that a year has gone by, and another baby has been taken away, the same emotions return with greater vigor. The confusion is greater. The anger is more pronounced. The sadness more profound. I do not know what the future holds, although there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. But Simon is still there, waiting for us to meet him.
Pray for us, dear Simon, that we may be worthy to share in the blessed life you now enjoy. Bless us with another child that will give us as much joy as you did in your short time with us. We love you.