Friday, July 1, 2011

An Invisible Cord

My friend Lisa saw this on another mamas blog and sent it to me... I don't know who the author is....

We are connected,
My child and I, by
An invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't been seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!

I said the other day that sometimes I wish my mother's love wasn't so strong.  I didn't mean that.  I am glad that there is no other baby or child who could take her place... nothing that can fill the hole in my heart that was put there for her... and no amount of time that makes me love her or long for her less.  I don't want any of that.  There is no replacement for Rachel.  The reason that losing your child is so hard is the same thing that I love about being a mother... there's nothing like it. 


  1. I couldn't agree more, Stacy! The opportunity to carry a child, a gift from God, is a privilege! Miss you and love you! BIG hugs, my sweet!


  2. I'm glad you posted this, I'm sure there are (sadly) many mamas that will relate to this poem. Here is a direct link to it

  3. Beautiful poem, beautiful Rachel, and you, are just as beautiful of a mom as they come.

  4. Stacy~
    So well put! I loved the poem. It is so true! It's true for you too, not just Rachel! :) No other momma could replace you for her! She is yours eternally! :) Hope your week went well! Love and prayers.....

  5. Stacy,
    You are so right. There is NOTHING like losing a child. Nothing. I can't explain it to people who have not gone through it. It's not possible. The baby I held in my arms was not the same one I carried, either. I wrote a blog about it...her lifeline was severed, and as soon as it was, she was quickly dying. There will always be a Stella-shaped hole in my heart for the remainder of my life here on earth. I cannot get past the awful internal pain that tells me something isn't right...someone isn't here. I know that's the way it's supposed to be. No child can ever replace any other child. But, knowing that doesn't make it any easier.


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