Prayers please.

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Prayers please.
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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 10:43pm

Please pray for my best friend Michelle's friend Leslie (and husband Kevin). I got a call from Michelle early this morning - as she was support person #2 at the birth of Leslie & Kevin's baby... they had to do a c-section... and the baby was stillborn. There are no words for this kind of situation... so those of you who pray, will you? I have never met Leslie (since I'm now 400 miles from home), but she's really close to my best friend... and just in general it sucks. She'd had a miscarriage before this pregnancy... but this time she was full term with no problems; they don't know why this happened.


I'm holding my little girl so tight today. I can't bear to think of what they must be going through. It's the best day in the world, turned into the worst.


I'm going back and forth about sending them a little care package... thinking about making up a little quiltie for Leslie, a tiny pieced baby pink to remember her perfect baby girl... at least it's something to hold on to. Do you guys think it sounds rediculous? It'll be small (think 30" x 20"). Here's what I have so far. I feel almost like it's my way of greiveing for her too.

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In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 12:09am
I think it's a wonderful gesture. I will be praying hard for your friend tonight. I cannot imagine.

Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


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In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 1:53am

That is so incredibly sad - I think your gesture is very sweet and heart felt and you should do what feels right. Every day makes me appreciate my our boys even more - stories like this just remind us how precious each little life is and what a gift we have been given.

Big hugs to you - I am sorry for your friend's loss and know it must feel very close to home to you tonight.
Jasmine

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In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 8:14am

Emily,


I think the quilt is a great way to honor and remember their little girl.

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In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 5:36pm

I think it's a beautiful gesture.

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In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 7:08pm

Oh Emily,


How heartbreaking. Sending a prayer for the parents and your friend.


I think the quilt is a beautiful gesture. I would probably send it to your friend, with the instructions to give it to her friend when she feels it's appropriate. That way you don't have to second guess, was it too soon, etc.


Hugs to you,


Sunday

 

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Registered: 07-14-2010
In reply to: emedoodle
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 11:04pm

Thank-you so much for posting this. It won't make her situation any better, but everyone who hears her story will cuddle their babies just a little bit extra... or in my case when my boy decides to make fart noises with a mouth full of sweet potato I laughed and gave him a big kiss because just before supper I read this message and it just puts things into perspective (this was the first time it is happened so I have no idea how I would have reacted otherwise).

So again, Thank-you. This doesn't mean her loss is at all a good thing, but for me it is a reminder to appreciate what I have.

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In reply to: emedoodle
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 3:03am

Thanks guys. I'm still really shaken up over this, I can't imagine what it must be like.


Also, thanks Erin and Sunday for the tips. I had been wondering about how/when to send it (since I don't even really know her). Also had been thinking of working some embroidery into it with the baby's name. I like that "Always our Precious and Loved Daughter" I was also thinking about maybe just the verse numbers of Jerrmiah 1:5 which is, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you." Since the baby's parents are quite religious. Is it too much? is there a better verse? We'll see how well I do with the name... I'm not very practiced in embroidery yet. :) I finished the little quilt today (minus embroidery.) So that can be worked on tomorrow during nap time.

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