The past and present thoughts of a Catholic husband, father, and fledgling faith formation director at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, Minnesota

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Little Something...


jude
if life is a larger, later thing, what left this perfect
child-size hole? what nameless wonder wrought
such joy, such sorrow in so short a time, unseen?
tiny saint — a soul unstained by flesh and blood,
a heart too big for a bone cage — we feel your
flutter, little one, and rejoice to know a piece
of this love has found heaven.

6 comments:

  1. Jim, this is beautiful. I couldn't say the words when we called after we got home, but I think of Jude as our guardian angel, spending Christmas with Jesus, and waiting with open arms to welcome us when it's our time. It's nice to know that we have a little cheerleader up there, encouraging us when times are tough and rejoicing with us when times are good.

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  2. beautiful... the kids and I love you all and Jude.

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  3. Thanks Jim for the prayers.

    Your writing about baby Jude was well done and a fitting tribute to the child who was human from inception!

    My heartfelt prayers go out to you, Jodi, and Jude's brothers and sister!

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