Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Very Special Request

I got an email today from a popular parenting magazine that contained "Tips for My Preschooler." It was a small reminder to me of what could have been.  You see, a few years ago, I suffered a 2nd term pregnancy loss. I had signed up for monthly updates and over the past few years I have still gotten them...most of the time I just delete them without even a second thought. But today when I saw the email, I was reminded of how different my life could have been. I can't believe I would have a preschooler right now if I had not loast that pregnancy.....and if that had not happened, I wouldn't have my beautiful 19 month old, Aiden who brings so much joy to our lives. I think sometimes life works in mysterious ways. I will never know why that baby was taken from us but I do believe that everything does happen for a reason...even when we don't know what that reason might be. It was hard to go through but we made it and today I am at peace with that situation and how it turned out. I may never know why but I know there is a reason.

I have a very special request today.  A friend of mine has been excitedly expecting a baby boy for the past 9 months.  She already has 2 girls and was so excited to have a boy!  She gave birth to him yesterday and he subsequently passed away.  She is absolutely devastated at the loss and it absolutely breaks my heart.  I have no words to give her except that I am so very sorry. Do any of you know of any resources that I can pass along to her that might help her with her loss?  I cannot stand to even think about how she must feel but I am certain that some of you have went through similar situations and might have some resources or advice that might help her through this terrible time.

Please say an extra prayer for her today. Her name is Amanda and her sweet baby boys name was Karsyn.

:( So so so sad.


5 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah..I just read this..I think that allowing yourself and her to talk and remember is good..She needs to grieve,,I send her blessings and remind her to hug her daughters..
    C

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  2. I'm so sorry Sarah for both you & your friend in your sorrow. I wish I had resources to pass along. I will keep you both in my prayers.
    Carrie

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  3. Prayers for Amanda and her family, and for you and yours as well.
    Patti

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  4. There's an organization called Mason's Cause. They are on Facebook. Another organization is Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Just be there for her and never forget her baby. I'm so sorry that she has to experience this. It breaks my heart. :(

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  5. My goodness, my heart HURTS for you and your friend!!! I will be 27 weeks pregnant Saturday, i dont sleep every well, so im up all night thinking "what if?!" A lady i know was expecting twin girls, and 2 or 3 days before her scheduled c section, she didnt feel them move, she went the dr and both babies had passed away. Completely devastated her and her family.
    There is nothing you can say or do to make matters better for your friend, except be there for her. :(
    Prayers for Amanda and Baby Karsyn

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