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Thursday, February 4, 2016

By Your Side -- Poem by Rape Survivor Who Miscarried Her Beloved Son, by Kaitlin Westbrook

I became pregnant by rape and miscarried my child – a loss which many don’t understand.  I have been writing a lot lately and it really helps to get things out. I want to share this poem I wrote with you, from my son’s perspective.

(This poem is for you Michael Jude. You will always be my son, my child.  I am thankful God gave me you. – Love, your Mom)

By your side

I am here,
present with you in this moment.
as blood streams down your forehead,
as tears emerge from your hazel eyes,
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
as the devil engulfs his soul
and strips you of your innocence
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
as God shows me the truth,
the truth of what happened on that horrid day,
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
when the devil told you,
you were worthless and that you didn't deserve God's love
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
as the doctor tells you
you're pregnant,
pregnant with the devil's child,
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
when you choose life,
life for your child,
God's child,
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
as you struggle to understand
what happened
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
as you love your child
with your whole heart
I am by your side.

I am here,
present with you in this moment,
when you lost your baby,
the light of your life, your beauty from pain,
the love of your life who brought you healing,
I am by your side.

I am here mom,
present with you in this moment,
as your guardian angel, as God's gift to you,
as your guiding star,
I am by your side.

I am here mom,
present with you in this moment,
to tell you I love you,
to tell you I will never leave,
to remind you,
I am by your side,
Now & forever

BIO:  Kaitlin Westbrook is a pro-life blogger for Save The 1, and a swim coach, residing in Texas.

2 comments:

Rick Becht said...

Wonderful perspective of how God can bring good from an evil.

Sherri Coots said...

What a beautiful story. Your son, Michael Jude is a blessing. I pray that God surrounds you with love, peace and healing. Many blessings to you as you continue on your life journey! 💚