A Letter From Our Founder

Dear Grieving Mama,

I have two children on earth and three children in heaven.

I know how hard those words can be to speak aloud.  I had three early miscarriages almost twenty years ago and until very recently did I even feel justified in recognizing my babies.  I was shamed from talking about them or from even acknowledging their existence because I too was told, “Just get over it.”  “You were only 4 weeks.  That doesn’t even count.” “It was just a blob of cells and nature’s way of getting rid of the defective ones.”   So, for 18 years, I just tried to forget.

Maybe you had an early miscarriage like I did.  Maybe you had an abortion years ago.  Perhaps you had a baby that was born before taking a breath, or you gave birth to a precious baby who passed away shortly thereafter. 

Sweet Mama, you have a right to grieve. 

No matter how short your baby’s life was, it is precious, valuable and significant.  Psalms 139:13-15 says “You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb…My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret…Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.” Your baby is a human being made in the image of God and is alive in heaven.

I know you want your baby here with you.  I do too.  I know how your arms ache to hold your child and how though the pain subsides as time goes by, you always feel there’s a piece of you missing.  I pray you feel comfort in the knowledge that your little one has never known pain or fear… only love,  and is waiting to run into your arms someday!  

I know how isolating it feels when people around you act like “it” never happened or say things to minimize your loss, which only intensifies your pain.   Does anyone even notice you have a child that isn’t here?  Psalms 34:18 says “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.”  You are not alone.  Your child is not forgotten. 

Take care of yourself, Sweet Mama.  I pray your Serenity Box brings comfort to your soul, hope in your grieving and strength in your journey.  

Lori Keeble

Founder of Sparrow’s Cry

Sparrow’s Cry.

Comfort. Hope. Strength.

*Sparrow’s Cry is a ministry within RIO Revolution Church, a 501(c)(3) in Maryville, TN  

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Sparrow’s Cry is a ministry of RIO Revolution Church, a 501(c)(3) in Maryville, TN