September 12, 2011

Michael

I don't know if my heart has ever been so broken for someone else. My friend Rebecca, who I wrote about in this post, gave birth to her son Michael early this afternoon.

In her own words, "He is so beautiful and is now dancing in heaven with his heavenly Father." 
She went on to say, "I love you son. You are the greatest gift I could of ever asked for. Love, Mommy"

She carried her sweet baby boy for 9 months, knowing that the outcome would likely be this one. Between this, and the utmost grace and maturity she has shown throughout her pregnancy and throughout today, I have the deepest admiration for her.

My heart aches for her- while I don't know what it is like to be in her shoes at all, I know exactly what it's like to be a mother- and really, that tells me everything. And she has been the best mother that Michael could has possibly had, even though he wasn't here on this earth very long. She focused on her health, and did everything she could to prepare for this day.

This is Rebecca's blog, where she has been updating everyone on her pregnancy and her life in general. I selfishly ask that you flood her page with comments and prayers, and that you keep her in your thoughts in the next several hours and next several months. She is fighting a battle most of us would be too weak to fight, and she deserves to be surrounded with nothing but love and support.

10 kind comments from you:

Rachel said...

i have done so.

oh, what heartbreak.

____j said...

I can't even imagine. I know I would not be able to be that strong. I hate that she is going through this.

Deanna said...

this is so extremely heartbreaking. So much pain involved in losing a baby like that...I posted on her wall. Thanks for being a good friend to her in keeping us all updated so that we can keep her in our prayers.

The New "Normal" said...

I'm crying as I read this. I don't even know her, but my heart aches for her. I cannot imagine her pain, I'm not sure I would have her strength. Thank you for updating - she will continually be in my prayers.

Manda said...

I just read her entire blog and my heart breaks from her. She sounds like an amazing woman, with such strength. She will be in my prayers!

beka said...

oh the heartache.

Reccewife said...

Thanks for sharing this, she sounds like an amazing person.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Thank you for sharing this. My heart just aches for her but she has phenomenal faith. I actually am friends with someone who two years ago, had a little girl inside her belly, who also had trisonomy 13. They found out at 4 months and that angel girl lived until 7 months and was stillborn two months early. People's strength blows me away. Thank you so much for posting this!

Melissa said...

I remember you writing that post and watching that video and bawling! I will definitely head over there and share some love in her troubling time. Things like this really put life into perspective. But she is right, he is now dancing with our Heavenly Father, how beautiful and strong she is.

Thisisme. said...

I am so desperately sorry for your friend. How heartbreaking. I am going to pop over to her blog right now.

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