Two years ago today, I gave birth to our first baby whom we named Pippo Matthew Mabalay Techo. He’s now an angel in heaven, well cared for by God. I wrote the poem below to reminisce, and at the same time, declare our undying love for our son.
Our Little Angel
By: Edelweiza Mabalay-Techo
God gave you to us, but only for a very short time
Just four sweet hours, baby, and we’ve always wondered why
We still don’t know the reasons, we still don’t want to find out
All we know is that, you were and will always be our biggest blessing.
We never asked for you, but you came into our lives
Life is really full of surprises!
We welcomed you with open arms,
And you filled our hearts with overflowing love.
Until now, we daydream of carrying you in our arms,
Staring at you while you sleep, waiting for you to awaken
Smelling your baby’s breath and watching you smile
It’s just so sad, we can only go that far!
Life has been different, ever since you left us
We believe we’ve changed for the better, only not happier
Things have gotten better, only not as we wished they would be
But life goes on, baby, for your father and me.
We have so much love to give, but you’re not here to receive
You have so much joy to give, but we’re not there to feel it
Only God and the angels can see what you have become
But we promise, we’ll see each other again in God’s perfect time.
Thank you for reading. If it’s not too much to ask, please say a short prayer for him today.