Saturday, April 17, 2010

My heart is literally breaking.

A friend of mine, in her early 40's, after years of miscarriages and treatments, finally pregnant with their beautiful son, at 37 weeks, delivered him stillborn this week.

The umbilical cord was too short. When he descended in the natural preparation for delivery, it detached from the placenta. That was it. He was perfect and healthy in every way, and yet tragically was taken before he had even breathed...

For me, I find solace in my Faith and my God. For my friends, who are not religious, I cannot imagine their grief.

Please pray that they will feel peace.

11 comments:

flip flop mama said...

Wow, how devastating. I cannot even imagine. I will keep your friend in my prayers.

sariqd said...

Wow... I am so sorry. I can't imagine the pain & anguish she must be going through. I don't know her but I'll send out prayers that she & her family will receive comfort & peace.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

This post gives me chills...I'm sick to my stomach. I'll definitely pray for your friend and her family. How devastating.

Alison Wonderland said...

No. No, no, no, no!

Janelle said...

Oh my. What a tragedy! My heart is breaking. The hymn where can I turn for peace comes to mind.

I imagine all the prayers in the world can't replace the hopes and dreams of new parents, but I'll pray anyways.

Susan M said...

That's so terrible, Cheryl. I'll keep them in my prayers.

Cheryl said...

Oh how very awful! I am only a few weeks behind her and can only imagine her grief....I am crying for her right now! Will keep her in my prayers.

Rochelleht said...

Oh, that is SO sad. I'll pray for them!

Judith said...

So very sorry for them. I can not even comprehend the pain they must be feeling....thank goodness we know what we know.
They will be in our prayers...

Sara said...

nooooo! oh it makes me ill. i can't even fathom the sadness. even with our faith ... i can't even imagine living thru something like that. :(
your poor friend!

Kim said...

As I read your words my eyes filled with tears and it was if someone punched me in the gut! I am so sorry and will keep them in my prayers! My sister Michelle lost a little boy after delivery, she has found many website that have connected her to other mohters that have had such a loss! Let me know if your friend would like to email and chat with her!