Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fresh Loss

I just got an email from a friend informing us that they delivered their 3rd son yesterday and he passed away this morning. Their email briefly described their 12 hours with their son. For me, it was like being transported back in time. I could feel with freshness the emotions of holding your child as he or she passes from this life to the next. 

Tonight I cry for them tears of understanding and sorrow. 

17 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh, my heart aches for this family. The road they will have to travel...so hard.
I wanted to thank you Stephanie for understanding me today. It means a lot to know I'm not the only one feeling the same way.
Thank you!
Love,
Andrea
Wyatt's mommy

Familia Martinez said...

Our hearts go out to your friend and to you always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you! Love Angie, Anthony, Araya, Ammon and Alivia

Marylin said...

Oh my gosh, my heart just fell into my stomach and my heart pains for them and for you! Such a loss. My prayers and thoughts are with them.

Stephanie & Tara said...

Tonight I cry for both of you.

Mimi's Toes said...

My heartfelt prayers are with them this morning. I know you are replaying in your mind but I also pray for God to give you Peace.

Sugarplumdreams said...

What a tragic loss. I'm so sorry for you both. Many prayers being lifted up this morning.

~Liz

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

I woke up this morning thinking of you and Camille. I was thinking of the pain you must have felt as she slipped out of your arms and into the next life. I haven't really known what to say to your 9 months post. I can see a change in you. I think it is OK. I just want you to know that we don't think you should be done greiving. we don't think you should be back to normal. we are still greiving too. my heart is still aching for you. and if you want to talk about emotional things, we don't care if you break down and cry. the truth is, we feel like breaking down too, but try to be strong for you. i never know what you are thinking in your mind and i don't want to bring painful thoughts to your mind when we are having a conversation. but those thoughts of camille are always there in the back of my mind. so, just know that we are more than willing to listen to anything you might feel like saying and we understand that this pain is not going anywhere. i love you. you are very strong.

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

i saw this post and thought of camille

http://bedifferentactnormal.blogspot.com/2009/03/white-easter-centerpiece.html

Sue said...

How I wish these heartbreaking losses had never happened to either of you, though perhaps that wish is a short-sighted one on my part. I am not the One who knows the end from the beginning.

But I do know this for certain. Your friend is lucky to have you to help and comfort her as she begins traveling the path you have been walking for 9 months now. And this wish, I know, is the right one: that the Lord will continue to bless and comfort both of you.

Heather & Greg said...

My prayers are with this family and you, may you all be comforted through these hard times. Please let them know that many people are praying for them and will continue to do so as the days go by.

Davis family said...

I am so sorry! What a sad time for them. i will pray for you both to have the spirit to comfort you and attend to what you both need.

Rach said...

Oh how my heart is aching for that family. Many prayers and much love being sent their way.

The Stevens Family said...

You and your friend will be in our prayers. I have been reading your blog for some time now and I am constantly amazed at your strength and unwavering faith. I have learned things about the gospel that I never before understood. Thank you for sharing your trials, hardships and joy with us!

Michelle Stevens

Liz's Blog said...

my prayers are with this sweet family..and you. XOXO Liz

Mama of 2 said...

I was following this blog (http://thegledhillfamily.blogspot.com/) about a baby girl (Gracie) with heart problems. She recently died and I thought of you. Her blog (March 9 post) has some lyrics for a special verse to "I Am A Child of God." It was written for moms who have lost a child.

If you have never heard of it I invite you to go look at her blog to read the words. They are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing your life with me!

tiffunny said...

Stephanie - that was my brother & sister you are talking about & I just wanted to say how it was almost fate that they got moved into your ward during this extremely difficult time in their lives. She was telling me yesterday about all you have done for her & about the sweet notes your girls wrote to her boys & I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for being there for them and helping them through their grief at this time. Someone who has walked a similar path can probably be way more beneficial to her at times than the rest of us. So i appreciate you!!! Thanks!

Heidi said...

I have followed your blog since last summer and have looked forward to hearing you speak with honesty, faith, inspiration and knowledge. Don is my brother and I too appreciate your kind words and deeds and most of all your understanding of their situation. Thank you...I know it means a lot to them at this time.