Wednesday, March 26, 2014

a simple request...

while the majority of us are anxiously awaiting spring and all the grandeur of it...
there is a family that wishes time would slow down a bit...
I posted about them before, Mr & Mrs P...
they just picked out the stone for the baby Mrs P is carrying...
a baby who is kicking and stretching...
even getting hiccups...

and the cemetery plot...
in a small cemetery a lot like this one...
one that is just down the road from their new home...
so the baby will be close by to them as they live out their lives here...

they bought their new home at the end of last year...
rushing around trying to have it ready before the baby came...
but things have been put on hold, and now the move will come after...
a larger home for a growing family...
with a nursery...
this is their 4th child...
all 5 and under...
the baby has Potter's Syndrome...
the kidneys didn't develop, not producing urine to fill the sack...
which develops the lungs...
the infant could be stillborn, but there is a greater chance it will be born alive...
but will die soon after...
they know they have to give this baby back...
they are strong in their faith, but something like this knocks you to the ground...
if you could, every time you think of spring...
make plans for the garden...
watch the snow melt and the grass green...
just say a simple prayer for them...
and remember that whatever you are going through at that moment...
may not be so bad after all...

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh-After just having a healthy little granddaughter delivered I am sitting here crying like a baby, Tete. You have a wonderful way with words and my heart aches for that family. I will keep them in my prayers. What an awful thing to have waiting for you after 9 months of loving a sweet little spirit- xo Diana

Susie said...

Tete, I have no idea how this would ever feel. Praying for this family. Their faith will help them, but it would still be tough. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

That is just so heartbreaking, Tete. I can't even imagine what they must be going thru. Sending prayers.

Patty Sumner said...

Thanks for posting about this Tete.... I most certainly will remember this family during this season of much grief and pain.. I can't help but to pray and ask God to blow the socks off the medical community and everyone else and let this baby beat every odd and be born perfect... Lord, bless this couple and their faith and dependence upon you.. They need you big during this time....thinking of them often.....Blessings!

Jettie said...

Praying for this family, how sad and heartbreaking that they have to give this one back.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Years ago, when testing couldn't yet show us so much about babies before birth.... Our second child was born, looking fine. But she died a day and a half later. From a horrible thing which was killing her, and we didn't know it.

I knew she wasn't "right." She wouldn't nurse... I "knew" the baby crying in the nursery, was her. It was horrible.

My husband didn't even ever get to hold her!!!!!!!!! Such archaic hospital rules, back then!!!!!!!!!

We remember that well. Believe me, we do. It was a bit different from this case, but it was hard, hard, hard. My heart goes out to these people, in their sorrow. -sigh-

Gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Tete....I can't even imagine how they are feeling. I will keep them all in my prayers. May God's strength and comfort and healing love surround them and carry them through this difficult time.

xoxo laurie

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Tete! Thanks for coming over to say hi! Hope you feel better. I've been fighting a nasty cold, not up to doing much. Love all of your critter pictures!