Mommy and Daddy holding Baby Leilah
The world may never notice
if a rosebud doesn’t bloom
Or even pause to wonder
if the petals fall too soon.
But every life that ever forms
or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way for all eternity.
The little one we longed for was swiftly here and gone.
But the love that was then planted
is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty
our hearts know what to do.
Every beating of our hearts
will always remember you.
We’ll breath a prayer and close our eyes
and embrace you in our sleep.
Tiny little bundle of love – in our memory we will keep
Until the day Jehovah says – awake you little one
We will wait and endure together – for that day to come
So rest sweet Leilah, in your peaceful sleep and
we will hold on to our hope until our hearts can leap
For just as the sun sets and never fails to rise
with Jehovah’s love, we’ll be with you in Paradise.