"The love of a true mother comes nearer to being like the love of God than any other kind of love."

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I got this poem from Rebecca who got it from Franchesca! I fell in love with it and just had to share it. Just another little thing to give us some HOPE.

A Different Child by Pandora MacMillian

People notice

There's a special glow around you.

As you grow

Surrounded by love,

Never doubting you are wanted;

Only look at the pride and joy

In your mother and father's eyes.

And if sometimes

Between the smiles

There's a trace of tears,

One day

You'll understand.

You'll understand

There was once another child

A different child

Who was in their hopes and dreams.

That child will never outgrow the baby clothes

That child will never keep them up at night

In fact, that child will never be any trouble at all.

Except sometimes, in a silent moment,

When mother and father miss so much

That different child.

May hope and love wrap you warmly

And may you learn the lesson forever

How infinitely precious

How infinitely fragile

Is this life on earth.

One day, as a young man or woman

You may see another mother's tears

Another father's silent grief

Then you, and you alone

Will understand

And offer the greatest comfort.

When all hope seems lost,

You will tell them

With great compassion,

"I know how you feel.

I'm only here

Because my mother tried again.


  1. <3 =******))) its so true....i have read this poem on Maggies FB and its so true the last line "because my mother tried again" ...sigh...that is what i have been holding onto. I dont know if you are a big disney movie girl, but i love my disney movies and i got my courage to TTC from "Finding Nemo" i suggest you watch it too. Nemo's dad is a BLD...oddly enough the beginning is quite traumatic and I was surprised at the level of real life was in this movie, of course NONE of this stuck out to me until after alyssa passed away...watch the movie and you will totally see what i mean...xoxo thank you for sharing this with me

  2. I'm so glad you loved it so much...it touched me deeply as well!

  3. Oh my... This post brought me to tears. Thank you so much for sharing. I may "steal" this! :) So many people, I've heard refer to "rainbow babies" as replacements.... this poem... this poem describes so much.

    They are NOT replacements. They are loved just as much, and have a great story behind them! <3

    {AND I LOVE THAT ANTOINETTE REFERS TO NEMO!! Haha! I never realized that Marlin was a BLD!!)