The Lord gave us a baby with a neural tube defect, and took away my sense of control over my life.
The Lord gave me eight months to carry that precious child, to feel her kick and move in my womb, and took away any bitterness that threatened to creep into my soul.
The Lord gave doctors, nurses, family, and friends who supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. He took away our loneliness.
The Lord gave us moments to hold her still body, to kiss her soft cheek, and took away any fears about bonding with her.
The Lord gave sweet assurance that we will see her again in heaven and took away some of our sense of loss.
The Lord gave peace that His will is always best and took away my desire to change the path He had chosen.
The Lord gave us time to heal and took away the sadness and emotional pain.
The Lord gave two whole and healthy daughters and took away my barrenness.
In the words of Job, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Fourteen years after the birth of our Angel, I can say with all that I have that God is good and His ways truly are best.