“Today, my husband had to sit in the hallway and listen through speakerphone to hear that our baby went to be with Jesus and their big sister. To say we are devastated doesn’t even begin to describe it.
This was us. We didn’t get to grieve together, we couldn’t even hug and tell each other it would be okay or that we would survive this. Instead, I was comforted by our doctor, got dressed, and finally able to see my husband.
I understand the precautions, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
I beg you, please, just stay home. The next time you want to go out because you think it’s not that serious, just remember that a father couldn’t look at his baby one last time and a mother had to get the worst news about their baby…. alone.
This is us. It’s heartbreaking. And while I’m not sure how we will survive another loss, I do know that through God’s grace we will find a way.”
Friends, we have had multiple conversations with people who wonder if we still have needs or work during this time. Miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death…. These experiences do not cease during a crisis. Our country may be in a time of quarantine, but families are still enduring the death of their baby daily. Our support is even MORE vital in THIS time than it was a few weeks ago.
Infant loss is isolating. We are ALL isolated. Our support whether in person, via Zoom, Facetime, or messenger/email has never been more important. Although I would much rather have hugged this momma and this dad, I pray that seeing our faces via facetime provided a little comfort and love on this day.
Please pray for the families we love, the families we support, and the families that are enduring loss without pieces of their family and friends to surround them. Our hearts are with EACH and EVERY one of you.