For our baby
author By Emilie Leeks,


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Sweet one,
You never made it
Into our arms.

You never knew
The joy your brothers and sisters
Would bring to you.

You never nestled
Into your father's warm chest;
You never found your strength
At my breast.

A spark of life,
A tiny heartbeat,
That was never meant to be
Earthside.

We don't yet know
What gift you have brought to us.
We will see it
Given time.

We wanted, so much,
To meet you;
We understand
This wasn't your time.

You are held
Always
In our hearts,
With joy
And sadness,
Gratitude
And longing.

We miss you,
Sweet one.
Rest well,
In our love and peace.

***For Freddie***

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I am linking here to three posts written about our first miscarriage, earlier this year, in the hope that they are helpful if you too are experiencing this journey:

An early miscarriage

Dear Caitlin…

How to handle grief: why we need to be allowed to cry

A word or two about Journeys in Parenting; a responsive parenting community

Emilie is a Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and was a paediatric speech and language therapist in her former life. She provides support and coaching for parents via the Journeys in Parenting community. Emilie lives in Berkshire in the UK with her husband and 3 children.

Journeys in Parenting is a community group for parents, carers and parents-to-be, who want to find out more about parenting in a responsive and peaceful way. The community offers information, advice and emotional support for this hard work we do as parents. The vision of the group is to be a safe space, where parents are supported in guiding their families in ways which: are respectful to children; meet the parents' needs; and lead to a more peaceful planet for all.

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