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Truly A Gift


It’s amazing how a precious family, in spite of the devastation of a loss, can offer strength to numerous unknown people.

This is the story of Natalie & Brian Morgan, whose daughter was born sleeping.

As I read through the story, I just couldn’t help remembering them in my prayers. They’ve been on my mind since that time.

I can’t pretend to understand this sort of pain of seeing your beautiful treasure taken away from you in such a short time. I guess the pain of having a miscarriage is a different kind of pain, but pain nonetheless.

You remember all the time, the faceless treasure you lost and you wonder how that child would have been.

“Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on”


In Natalie’s words:

“There will be times your child will scream and cry any time you try to put him or her down. Or they’ll cry even as they’re in your arms and you’ve done everything you can possibly think of to get them to stop. There will be sleepless nights, multiple diaper changes in a matter of minutes, spit up in your hair, pee on your shirt, and poop in your hands, and again – so much screaming from the baby, and probably from you as well. Every time that happens, every time you feel frustrated and want to run away, please remember my story…”

When I think of her experience, all my overwhelming Mommy moments do not seem so overwhelming anymore. I’d rather cherish every single moment I get to spend with my kids – it’s indeed a gift from God.

I pray that Brian & Natalie Morgan will experience true healing in God’s presence.

And for every Mom who has a baby in heaven, may the Lord bring you comfort.

One of my favorite songs when I need some encouragement is “I will Sing” by Don Moen.

Love Always,

Oluseye Ashiru

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