Friday, February 5, 2010


Here is a poem one of my students sent to me today. Can I say, I am so lucky to have students that care so much about me and Sydney Grace. I am truly blessed.

An angel sent down from above,
to shower all with God’s pure love,
Though longer we wish she could stay,
God wanted her back, so He took her away.
We all prayed, so hard and so long,
And God just took her. Isn’t that wrong?
No, because in those 20 days spent,
none of us have been so blessed.
She made us smile, she made us cry,
but most of all, she made us realize,
Life’s for appreciating moments and people, because
Sydney taught us the lesson that is love.


  1. Little Sydney had a purpose here on Earth. I thank the Lord he let you have her for the 20 days she was here. I think she was an inspiration for many people. I saw the tremendous amount of love she was blessed with. I have a daughter who is 20 months old with a chromosome disorder which causes her to have 4-10 seizures/day. I appreciate each day I have with her. I have a poem I'd like to share with you... God bless you and your family.

  2. I'll lend you for a little while
    A child of mine, God said
    For you to love the while she lives
    And mourn for when she's dead.
    It may be six or seven years
    or forty-two or three;
    But will you, till I call her back
    Take care of her for me?
    She'll bring her charm to gladden you
    And -should her stay be brief-
    You'll have her lovely memories
    As a solace for your grief.
    I cannot promise she will stay
    Since all from Earth return;
    But there are lessons taught below
    I want this child to learn.
    I've looked the whole world over
    In my search for teachers true;
    And from the things that crowd life's lane
    I have chosen you.
    Now will you give her all your love?
    Nor think the labor in vain?
    Nor hate me when I come to take
    This lent child home again?
    I fancied that I heard them say
    "Dear Lord, Thy will be done"
    For all the joys Thy child will bring
    The risk of grief we'll run.
    We will shelter her with tenderness
    We'll love her while we may,
    And for the happiness we've known
    Forever grateful stay.
    But should the angels call for her
    Much sooner than we've planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
    And try to understand.
    ~Author Unknown

  3. That is so sweet. She really did teach us the lesson of love. Thank you so much for sharing her with us.

  4. beautiful! yes, thank you for sharing her story with us all.

  5. I forgot to include the title of that poem, it is called "God's Lent Child". I thought it was appropriate because it pretty much describes little Sydney =)

  6. you are a great big amazing mama! To have the faith you have in the midst of your pain, you are amazing.
    What a beautiful little one.

  7. I have followed everyday the comment's and post since the first day of Sydney's life.To say I have been touched and truely blessed is an understatement!
    On March 26,2004 I miscarried at 13 week's.My husband and I were devastated.At the time we had a 17 year old daughter and a 7 year old son! I was not planned and quite a suprise!But we were so happy!Thru your experience I have been able to see high and lows thru different eye's.A Mother,Father and a son.I wonder sometimes if I could have ever done what you have as a family? And then today as I was reading my daily devotion I found the answer.The scripture reading was from Hebrews 11:1-16.The verse for the day is: Hebrews 11:1...Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
    In the scripture reading it tells us about all the people that took that leap of faith...Noah being warned by God about things not yet seen,Abraham when he was called, obeyed God.Sarah, received ability to conceive,even beyond the age of conception!That is just to name a few!
    I guess what I am trying to say is exactly what the scripture verse for the day is:Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1.
    My prayers are with you!

    A friend in Christ,
    Vicki Brennan

  8. So very sweet. Everyone loved Sydney Grace, she taught us all so much. I will pray for your family today and everyday.

    Stephanie Kolasa