I thought of you and closed my eyes,
And prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother,
And I know I heard him say:
A mother has a baby,
This we know is true.
But, God, can you be a mother,
When your baby's not with you?
Yes, you can he replied,
With confidence in his voice.
I give many women babies,
When they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime,
And others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb,
But there's no need to stay.
I just don't understand this God,
I want my baby here.
He took a breath and cleared his throat,
And then I saw a tear.
I wish that I could show you,
What your child is doing today,
If you could see your child smile,
With other children who say:
We go to earth and learn our lessons,
Of love and life and fear.
My mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a mom,
Who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly,
My mommy set me free.
I miss my mommy oh so much,
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow's where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
And whisper in her ear.
"Mommy don't be sad today, I'm your baby and I'm here."
So you see my dear sweet one,
Your children are Ok.
Your babies are here in My home,
They'll be at heaven’s gate for you.
So now you see what makes a mother.
It's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of,
Right from the very start.
Little Angel xx
Imogen, my precious niece,
You've left a big hole in my heart.
How will I ever begin to piece,
All the bits you've broken apart.
I miss you so much already,
And it's only been 6 weeks.
How long will I be grieving?
How long will I have tear-stained cheeks?
Everybody feels so empty,
Your death has been so tragic.
We all still look at your photos,
Your face always lit up like magic.
That tongue of yours seemed always out,
Did you ever actually keep it in?
A proper little cheeky chops,
Yet you certainly weren't full of sin.
I had so much love for you, I really wanted to share.
You were just five months old, it really isn't fair.
I can't begin to imagine what your parents are going through,
My grief seems bad enough, I'm heartbroken for them too.
I really do miss all your smiles and cuddles,
How could god take you from us so young?
I know one day we'll be reunited,
You'll be at the gates, sticking out that tongue.
Until that day arrives,
I'll give my love and affection to your sister and brother.
You'll forever be in my heart and memory,
I'm so sorry I can't be a protective god-mother.
Your godfather Leo's been given his duty,
To look after you in the sky,
I know your the brightest star up there,
I wish up to you, I could fly.
Goodnight and god bless,
My beautiful godchild and niece,
May you forever and ever,
Rest in eternal peace.