Wednesday, February 11, 2009

While we were... in memory

While we were eating...
... they were hungry

While we were playing...
... they were restrained

While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone

While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold

While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrement

While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them

While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves

While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation

While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness

While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice

While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.

No longer suffering... but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.



For those who have asked, please feel free to share this on your blog. And yes, I wrote it, but here's no need for acknowledgment of that.


  1. poor babies...I do hope if even for just a second they felt some love on this earth

  2. This is tragic. May I borrow it and post it on my blog?

  3. I've been crying all day. Their mission was to make us all aware. Let's not ignore that.

  4. That is SO sad. At least now they are no longer alone. Did they have families waiting for them?

  5. Meredith, I read this on Christine's blog and which brought me to yours...thank you for this reminder of all those left behind...

    These sweet, sweet girls are in the arms of God today...I am thankful for that...

  6. I've just been in tears since I heard the news. It's just incredibly sad and devastating to know how their (and others) littles lives are.

    I am praying that we will be able to adopt.

  7. Beautiful and tragic. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  9. I first read this post this morning, which brought me to tears. Then on KLOVE I heard John and Sherry talking about Shohannas hope, which reminded me of your email, and the tears started again... I have been crying all day...Your poem is beautiful. Your family is beautiful.

  10. Makes on think for sure. I was very upset when I read of their passing yesterday. I'd like to use it on my blog as well Meredith.

  11. I am crying and broken that these babies have to suffer. Thankfully, they go to heaven when they are so young and are in the arms of Jesus forever.

  12. just added this to my blog. Tragic!

  13. Beautiful poem Meredith -- it made me cry.

  14. I'm absolutely DEVASTATED to hear this!!! I'm just catching up on blogs and haven't been on RR because of computer problems and kids' illnesses. Crying buckets of tears over losing Margarita and Katrina! Your poem says it all. I'm so sorry for L as well, she loved them so much from a distance, as that is all the country would allow. Pray for changes!