Though originally created to grieve the pain and loss of abortion, this sculpture speaks volumes. In its haunting simplicity, it gives us a glimpse into the heart and soul of every woman who has ever longed for a child whom they could not hold.
Former First Lady Laura Bush, in her book, “Spoken from the Heart,” says it all:
The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child, or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only, “I am sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?
“Finding Forever” is a blog about HOPE!
The journey does not end in grief… We must pass through the grief and allow God to heal us. Only then can we find a new beginning.
With love from your sisters on the journey…