Little Star

The stars go down
to rise upon some other shore,
and bright in Heaven’s jewelled crown,
they shine forever more.
John Luckey McCreery

One of the most exquisite gifts we received in honour of our baby Josephine’s passing was a star. I really mean it. My Uncle Dorn and Auntie Lenore had a star named after her. Because they figured we had enough flowers, and so that when the kids looked up into the sky, they could see her.

So, now and forevermore, there is a little shining star in the heavens named Josephine Pilar. Yes, this makes me cry, but with gratitude as well as sorrow. My beautiful, beautiful baby. My heart aches to be with you.


Before whom the stars at their posts
shine and rejoice.
When He calls them, they answer, “Here we are!”
shining with joy for their Maker.
Baruch 3: 34

3 thoughts on “Little Star

  1. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I do know your sweet girl will be waiting for you to join her someday.

    “I am praying” seems so inadequate. I have never met you, and yet know I am praying for you with large tears today. For grace to continue to rest upon your life.


    1. Thank you, Sasha. That means a lot to me. It is everyone’s loving prayers that help me keep going. It is hard to share this news, but thank you for acknowledging it so gracefully. I’m sure little Josephine will be praying for all of us as well, as she is so intimately close to God now…and surely the prayers of a tiny child are irresistible to our Heavenly Father’s heart.


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