Two years ago I spent my birthday in Cambodia. It was a wonderful time and I loved celebrating my birthday there with people I love. Unfortunately here was a tragedy for the family that was hosting us. The baby niece died that night of a heart problem she had. That moment effected me greatly. This is a blog I wrote about that day and was never able to post on my World Race blog, because the e-mail I had attached to that blog was shut down. So I am posting it here instead!
This is a poem I wrote in remembrance of Laila. She is the niece of my ministry contact in Cambodia, Vuthy. On February 24,2013 Laila went home to be with her heavenly father, she was 3 months old.
Dear sweet baby
You lie there sleeping so peacefully and serene.
You look so beautiful and prestine.
Your mother strokes your cheek and holds you tight.
She puts you down to rest for the night.
But sadly sweet baby you will not be waking with the morning light.
For tonight you have gone to be with Jesus.
The Lord has called you home.
Although you are gone, you will always be with us.
And know that God has not left your family alone.
Just as he is holding you tightly in heaven, know that he is holding them just as tightly here on earth.
Although it has been just a little time since your birth.
We find comfort in knowing that you are no longer suffering or hurt.
Dear sweet baby this I pray
That you know you are loved more than I can say.
And I know we will meet again in heaven one day.