Monday, September 3, 2007

Remembering Miriam Noel



Last month we took a Saturday and went to Miriam's grave. As most of you know, this was the one year anniversary of our little girl's home-going. At a regular ultrasound, we first learned that she had some real physical issues. The next month was a roller coaster of emotions as we tried to do everything we could to save her life. We visited several specialists, but she was not destined to live on this earth. She was a trisomy baby, which means she had severe chromosomal disorders. After she passed away, I was induced and delivered her. It was a special moment to hold her and say good-by. I don't need to tell you that our family has definitely experienced God's grace in a real way. Having a stillbirth, I know what it is like to be carried by God. He is so faithful to heal and to comfort. We know that we will see her along with the other 2 babies we have in heaven.

11 comments:

maryellenhuff said...

I did not realize it had already been a year since your little angel flew home to heaven - what a beautiful stone your family choose, the picture of Jesus cradling a baby in his arms is so precious. I have no idea what it is like to experience what you as a Mommy did during that time but my heart still aches for you as I read this blog. I know you look forward to seeing your precious daughter again some day.

Misty said...

Just wanted you to know that I have been thinking about you this week and praying for you and your family.

Eileen said...

Hello Bro. & Sis Bozone, greetings in the Name of Jesus. I just come upon your blog through the Hillings. I want you to know my heart goes out to you and I wanted to tell you that when I would see you and your family in church, each time the church doors were open. I love seeing families going to church together. Oh you are probably wondering who I am, I am Ruth Jackson's mom. I just arrived home last night. Wednesday night. I pray you keep the faith and keep your family in church. Love & Prayers, Eileen

Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Sherilyn, your entry made me cry. I can only imagine the pain you experienced. I admire your beautiful spirit about it all! The stone is very nice and the flowers. I had not seen it before. Love you lots!
Esther

Anita D said...

I doubt you know me but your husband might remember me from HSBC days.
I'm the former Anita Kerr who attended HSBC 90-95. I am married and live in Southern England. I've enjoyed reading through your blog. I found your blog through my friend, Kelly. It's good to see how God is using you and working through your family. You all are in my prayers. I also wanted to mention that I sometimes watch the HS services online and about a year ago I saw you sing a beautiful song I had never heard before, "What I Believe". It meant a lot to me and is now among my collection of favourite songs.

Sharlyn said...

Hugs to you, Sherilyn. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Valorie said...

Just wanted to send a hug from an old friend. I know the memories are painful. How incredible to know that like the picture on the headstone, little Miriam is "safe in the arms of Jesus." But, as a mom, I can't imagine the tears you've cried and the hole in your heart. I admire the courage God has given you to face life and keep on. You're an inspiration to me, Sherilyn.

Sayler Family Blog said...

Sherilyn, I came across your blog tonight when I should be sleeping. This posting brought tears to my eyes. But truly God is good all the time. My brother went to be with Jesus just last night. I'm looking forward, now more than ever, to that "Great Reunion Day". I'm sure you are too. What a day that will be!
Kim (Zimmer) Sayler

Ronda said...

I just saw this posting and wanted to tell you just how sorry I am for the loss of your little "angel"..As you probably know, I work in OB and have been at the side of many "Mommys" who have gone through this. I would have to say it seems to be one of the hardest experiences that you could ever go through....My heart is so sad for you...I know she is in the precious arms of Jesus and that you will see her in heaven one day!I've been there with those who didn't have your precious faith to hold on to...I wonder how they make it through those times? Bless you and your beautiful family!

Kelly S said...

I've been so behind in my blogging. I'm sorry I'm late seeing this one. The stone is beautiful! Though the ache from this may be a little less, I know your heart is still aching even today.

One of my favorite songs immediately came to my mind upon seeing your pics...

What a day that will be
when my Jesus I shall see,
when I look upon his face,
the one who saved me by his grace, when he takes me by the hand
and leads me to the promised land, what a day, glorious day that will be!

I imagine when when he takes you by the hand and leads you in, little Miriam will be there waiting for you and I truly believe you will know her! What a day that will be!

We love your precious family and our hearts have ached with you.

snakesnailsbuttonsnbows said...

Hello, I just noticed you had a blog. I had a card for you when I had heard of your loss....and it never got sent. Somethings are sooo hard to understand!! May God continue to give you healing!
just me, Becky