Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sweet Cheeks

Psalm 56:8

You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.

32 years. 

It's hard to believe I'm the mother of a child who would have been 32 years old today. It seems like only yesterday that the weak sound of Amy's cry was heard when her tiny and trembling body was ushered into this world by cesarean section, and her vernix covered cheek was caressed softly against my wet one.

Once again my cheeks are glistening with tears as I sit here and remember the day her life began and how she felt--the first touch of her face on mine, the sweetness of a moment like no other.

I cherish the time the Lord allowed me to feel Amy's face against mine. I'm even thankful for the moments our tears mingled together during hard times and good times--trials and triumphs--for without one we would never know the other.

While I will always grieve the physical withdrawal of Amy, I hold her in my heart and imagine the whisper soft touch of her cheek against mine when a gentle breeze brushes across my face.


  1. What a beautiful post, Anne. Prayers to you on what has to be a difficult day.

  2. Oh Anne, my heart aches for you.

  3. Anne, you write beautifully about your daughter. Thoughts and prayers are with you today. (And a hug!)

  4. Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you today and so sorry.

  5. Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you with beautiful memories.

  6. Oh such love depicted in this sweet tribute! Thank you for sharing it and sharing your heart, Anne.

  7. Thanks so much, Y'all! Amy was a sweetheart and is still so sorely missed. But the Lord is gracious to us and brings comfort through kind words and prayers of friends like you!

  8. Sorry for your loss, but glad you were able to share a beautiful time together. Blessings to you and your family.

  9. I'm so sorry. You have beautiful memories.


I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.