Friday, December 28, 2012

A Baby Changes Everything

I remember hearing this song in years past, but forgot about it until a couple weeks ago when I was driving down the road listening to the Christmas station. Tears filled my eyes as I listened to the words..."a baby changes everything," and thought of how my own two sweet babies changed everything for me.

A baby changes everything...

A precious baby named Jesus came to Earth to change everything. It's because of his birth and death that my entire life is changed. He was sent to earth to rescue redeem us all.

A precious baby girl named Lily was sent to save me, her mommy.

Though I am so thankful for her life, at times I am consumed with missing her and thinking about her death. I want our home to be filled with her life. Her cradle sat by my bed and waited for a little girl who would never come home. It was only ever empty and desolate of her life. The cradle that still remains empty.

Empty Cradle custom piece from The MidnightOrange

Yet, the Lord has whispered gently to my heart that my cradle that sits bereft of a child isn't empty. I saw someone who was also touched by babyloss explain it before, though I can't remember who, that because Jesus was placed in a manger over 2,000 years ago, He filled our empty cradles with hope, joy, peace, love, and life.

He alone makes the empty cradle in my heart and home bearable. His promise of Eternity with her and Him makes the empty cradle filled.

I know that though my cradle is empty and will never be filled with Lily or Luke this side of Heaven, they will fill my arms for all Eternity.

Baby Jesus was everything we all needed, and Lily was everything needed to bring me back to Himself.

I don't know if I will ever fill that empty cradle here, though I so long to. I know that the emptiness of the cradle at times will overwhelm me, but I also know my Jesus is enough to comfort me and satisfy my longing heart. Whatever your "empty cradle" is, He is able to fill it with His love and peace.

A baby changes everything...

Here are the parts of the song that remind me of Lily and Luke:

Teenage girl, much too young
Unprepared for what's to come
A baby changes everything
Not a ring on her hand
All her dreams and all her plans
A baby changes everything

And she cries!
Ooh, she cries

My whole life has turned around
I was lost, but now I'm found
A baby changes everything, yeah
A baby changes everything



  1. What a beautiful post. Such truth! I empathize with everything you wrote.

  2. Thank you so much Hannah Rose!

  3. Wow Hannah Rose, I simply love every word you wrote! It is the most powerful and beautiful testimony for our LORD I've read lately! Thank you xx


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