Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hope's Last Bedtime

Baby Hope arrived at New Life just before we did.
At first she began to thrive, but then suddenly took a turn for the worse.
She suffered a bad bout of diarrhoea, lost a lot of weight, became very sick, and fought for her life for 4 weeks.
Doctors and nurses here did everything they could.
More than once little Hope fought her way back from the brink of death.
But finally lost her battle today.
Jane (who has been at New Life since it began in 1994) and I drove dear baby Hope to the mortuary.
As with baby Ivy, I took baby Hope into the mortuary and waited & watched while she was washed & wrapped for a final time.
It feels like I'm putting these little ones to bed for one last time.
I will see them again when we wake up on resurrection morning.

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