Friday, May 22, 2009

Death

I haven't experienced a great deal of death in my life and for that, I am glad. The past 3 years have been the worst that I have had to deal with - losing my grandfather, uncle, and my grandmother. But, the loss of a child....I can't imagine. I have said before that it has to be the worst pain and although I don't know this first hand, I would say it again.

It seems as though in the blogger world that, for some reason, I gravitate toward blogs with sick babies or babies that have died, etc. It is so incredibly sad. I usually just happen upon these stories that are so heartbreaking. I have read of so many illnesses and loss of babies since I have been blogging. Sometimes it makes you wonder if healthy babies are even born anymore....well, I know they are because I have two!!!! Two babies that I thank God for everyday...that they are healthy and that they are alive and with me. When I hear these stories, I feel a knot in the pit of my stomach as I think of all the times Rachel has gotten on my nerves in the course of the day or how frustrated I have gotten with my children. I have so much to be thankful for!

My friend, Krista, has some friends that lost their baby yesterday. She was born term with no prenatal complications and died when she was something like 8 days old because of an infection in her spinal fluid. It is so sad! I do not even know this family but I can look into the face of my 9 week old baby and imagine the pain. I just can't begin to know how it feels and I don't ever want to. I have had a handful of personal friends who have lost babies during pregnancy and after birth and I have a special place in my heart for them. I am drawn to families who have lost babies and so incredibly afraid of losing one myself.

Please join me in praying for the families who are experiencing this loss. My heart hurts for them.

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