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From a Glimmer of Hope to Keeping Faith (update) A true story
It broke my heart when my friend Maureen and her family lost their little Angel Hope.
When I wrote "A Glimmer of Hope and Tribute to an Angel" for my friend Maureen and her daughter Maria, I wondered and worried about them many a day always hoping everything is okay.
Email from Maureen
June 25th 2013 I received an email from my friend Maureen which, reads: From my daughter Maria, I wanted to share this with you, now that she is letting the cat out of the bag. These months since the loss of my granddaughter have been very hard on her. We are praying she will now get her little girl...Faith.
From a Glimmer of Hope to Keeping Faith
© by Shyron Shenko
Losing Hope is like half a song
Just the memory and melody lingers on
Hope wasn't with us very long
But sharing our loss has kept us strong
Note from Maria
First, Gary and I want to thank everyone who has been praying for us these last few months. It's been the hardest thing losing our daughter Hope and we will forever miss her.
So here is what God has been doing in our life.
Maria's note continued: So here is what God has been doing in our life.
At the end of April Maria's friend and boss called her into her office and wanting to talk to her. Maria thought, oh great, what did I do? But her friend said it was personal. Something she had been praying about, something she needs to share with her and doesn't know how.
Maria's friend and boss told her that her friend Kathy knew of her situation with Hope and that her daughter's 19 year old sister-in-law was having a baby. The sister-in-law wanted to know if Maria and her husband would like to have her baby.
Maria, this message is for you
A young woman is pregnant, her baby soon due
She has heard of you loss
And she wants to give her little one to you
Maria said Wow!
After lot's of prayer and knowing this could only come from God since Maria and her husband were not looking for a baby, still, they decided to become the parents to their little girl. They planned on naming her Faith.
The young mother out of unselfish love
Surely had guidance from above
Though no one could ever take Hope's place
Faith would be a saving grace
Prayers for God to fill Maria's empty arms
Maria's mother-in-law had been praying for God to fill her daughter-in-law's empty Arms, it has been so hard for her to be around other babies. It looks like God has answered all our prayers to give them more children.
"Ask, and it shall be given you" Luke 11:9
So they are in the final days of welcoming their little girl Faith and they are so grateful for the birthparents for their gift.
The baby is due July 11, 2013. The birth mom still has 2 days after the birth to change her mind, So Maria and her family will continue to walk in faith, that this is God's will for their life with baby Faith.
"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:16
The dream of Hope
When baby Hope was in the hospital, Maria had a dream.
Maria had been up all night long and the minister told us she fell asleep for just 2 minuets. In that 2 minuets Maria told us she felt such peace and saw hope about 4 years old running away from her. She said it was a bright sunny day. Hope was wearing pig tails. Just then they woke Maria up to tell her the baby was going and asked if she wanted to hold her. She died in Gary's arms.
I really believe this dream was Hope telling her mother, she must keep Faith.
As the child within her grew
The young mother knew what she must do
She had already planted the seed of Faith in you
Then just as Hope had prophesied
Faith was born on the 4th of July
Maureen & Maria this poem is for you
For Keeping Faith in Love and Truth
Dad and Faith Bonding
In a Peaceful Moment
Showered with Blessings from above
We are keeping our Faith
And keeping His Love
Gary, Maria and Grandma Maureen are all Content
Knowing that Faith was Heaven sent
And Grandma Glowing with Pride
The Love in her eyes she cannot hide
And the greatest of these is love
Our Faith is Growing
From Grandma Maureen
This is my Darling Precious Granddaughter. The joy in our lives.
She truly is a miracle the way she came to us. God truly delivered her on Angel's wings to us.
My Daughter Maria and Her husband Gary are so on Cloud 9. Faith is doing so much healing for everyone. It is the hardest thing to go thru is to loose your child, my Granddaughter Hope.
As you all know she passed on my Birthday but now she continues to live on thru Faith.
A Glimmer of Hope
- A Glimmer of Hope and Tribute to an Angel
A poem, written for my friend Maureen, who lost her only grandchild, 8 days old. A Precious Glimmer of Hope!
I Corinthians 13:13
There are in the end three things that last: Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love
As our Faith grows so does our Love
See how much our Faith has grown
© 2013 Shyron E Shenko