Very quietly you entered our lives,
A joyful discovery that truly took us by surprise.
We had waited so long and had almost given up,
and then, to our surprise, you showed up.
I remember seeing you for the first time.
Such a tiny little dot on a black and white screen.
The fluttering little pin point gave us hope,
Hope that you would make it,
Hope that our arms would no longer be empty,
Hope that things would be different this time.
But just as quietly as you entered our lives,
You quietly left.
So quietly we had no idea how empty our lives suddenly were.
The next time I saw you was bittersweet.
Very briefly I saw you floating across the screen.
And that's when I learned that you were no longer with us,
The fluttering was gone.
All alone I sat and waited ... and wondered ...
Why? Just ... why?
Everything about your short life was so quiet.
I imagine you as a quiet, contemplative type.
Maybe that is why God needed you,
Another prayerful soul for His Kingdom.
I fought for you, for your personhood.
And I won.
A small victory among much heartbreak.
But it meant a proper burial,
a day I will never forget.
You are our special child,
Our quiet little girl,
A blessing in our lives.
You, our little Brigit Ann, will never be forgotten.