Matilde Freimanis Cohen
Loving daughter of Ieva Freimanis and Todd Cohen. Loving sister to Oliver Cohen.
Born Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12:42am.
Died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:20pm.
God, Take This Child
by Nancy Scott
Sweet child whom we never really got to know,
It's hard for us to let you go.
We waited and we wanted you.
We had so many dreams for you.
We think of smiles we'll never see.
We think of events that will never be.
There will be no first steps and no first teeth.
There is only a void and our own grief.
We planned to take you to places far and near.
We yearned to keep you safe and free from fear.
We hoped to show you much of your new world.
We wanted to teach you as your life unfurled.
It's hard to understand why you, our baby, died.
We feel so numb right now, many tears we've cried.
We have so many questions and no answers seem to come.
We tried so hard to save you; nothing could be done.
God, we stand before you broken-hearted
and ask you to heal these lives that must be parted
from this little one we can no longer hold,
who will always be a part of us, even when we're old.
God, take this child in your loving arms.
No more can she suffer any harm.
Bless her always and bless us too.
Be with us and help us to make it through.
Please consider donating in Matilde’s honor to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization that provides remembrance photography services for families experiencing infant loss, or another charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain