I know now that there is no forgetting. Even Scripture recognizes that concept:
Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget but I will not forget you.
The Lord uses the bond between mother and child to illustrate His love for His people. And I am pretty convinced this verse rings true even if you've never nursed your child a day in your life. There is something amazing and unspeakably soul touching about growing a life inside of you and having that little one bound to you for all eternity.
So today in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day I want to celebrate that bond that made you a mommy. Maybe you were able to hold your baby but not for very long; you are a mommy. Maybe you were only able to celebrate the double pink lines or the blue plus sign for a few weeks; you are a mommy. Maybe you spent hours in the NICU praying and crying over the sweetest little bundle you ever laid your eyes on but were unable to take home; you are a mommy. Maybe you never made it past the first trimester phase of exhaustion and morning sickness; you are a mommy. Maybe you enjoyed your baby for a few unbelievable months only to lose them to an unforeseen tragedy; you are a mommy.
Whatever your story may be nothing can erase the fact that there is a little soul in heaven who calls you mommy. And no matter the length of time or manner in which they were here on this earth I imagine nothing can erase the pain of losing them. But today I want to remember them with you. And I want to honor the person on this earth who loves them more than anyone possibly can.
You, their mommy.
If you feel so inclined, I invite you to leave the name(s) of the little ones you lost in the comment section. I would count it such a privilege to pray for you today and thank the Lord for those little blessings by name.