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  • Stacey Darling

Poppy Seed

“Life is like a piano: the white keys represent happiness, the black keys show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys make music too…”

All of life works together to create the masterpiece that each of us are so brilliantly offered every single day.

The good and the bad in life...both help people to appreciate different facets of life and to live the best life they possibly can.

You can’t only take the good in life and reject the bad because both are tremendous shaping tools to help you live a completely full life…one is the sandpaper of life and the other is the buffer to make it brilliantly shine…both have the powerful ability to refine you. Without BOTH, the melody of life is incomplete…the song isn’t as powerfully sung or played. (Excerpt from Grief Bites: Finding Treasure in Hardship.

This morning one of my dear sisters in Christ sent me this excerpt from a devotional plan she has been reading. The Lord had put it on her heart to share. After reading it, I began to tear up. I knew that the Lord was speaking to me and I knew why He was sending me this message.

For the past few days, He has been putting it on my heart to share something very personal and painful and honestly, still quite raw. Despite my genuine desire to please Him, I was unable to find the courage to talk about my experience. Each time I sat down to write, the only thing that flowed was my tears.

On July 8th, 2016 I had a miscarriage. My husband and I were heartbroken and we are still grieving the loss of the baby we had affectionately been calling “Poppy Seed.” To us, this new baby represented life, hope, new beginnings, love, blessings, miracles – everything that is beautiful and perfect.

I was in shock. I was in pain. I was confused. I was traumatized. I was heartbroken. I wanted to cry out to God but I couldn’t. I couldn’t find the words. I didn’t have the strength.

Like the loving, all knowing Father that He is, He didn’t need me to say anything. He comforted me and covered me in His peace. I felt His presence in a way that I have never felt before. It was beautiful and miraculous. It was very personal and it has changed me.

I don’t always understand His ways or why He allows certain things to happen but I trust Him. I trust in His plan for my life. I trust in His promises. I believe that He is working everything out for my good and the good of my family.

I am still grieving the loss of my precious Poppy Seed. I still cry sometimes when I’m in the shower or I am able to steal a quiet moment alone. But He has restored my hope. He has covered me with His love and comfort. I feel a genuine peace in my heart knowing that my sweet baby will be there to greet me in Heaven. In the meantime, I am both inspired and motivated to leave a legacy of love in honor of my angel in Heaven, my little Poppy Seed.

With Love,


"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

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