Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

Tuesday's Tribute
Today's Tuesday's Tribute is generally to all parents that have lost a child. I can't imagine the pain and incredible loss they must feel.
Today's tribute is specifically to my cousin, who gave birth prematurely to a baby boy last week. His name was Matthew and he lived 3 hours before going home to be with God. We attended the funeral yesterday and my cousin was an amazing example of strength and faith, even with this heartache. She doesn't blame God and though she is devastated, she trusts in His plan. I only hope I can show the same faith and strength in trying times.
Hug your kids a little extra tight tonight.


Kristina P. said...

Christina, I am so sorry for her loss, and yours!

angie said...

Oh, I'm so very, very sorry. I don't know how parents survive the loss of a child. Breaks my heart even thinking of it.

Bezzie said...

There is seriously not much worse than that I can think of. Your poor cousin.

Karen said...

I am so sorry for your cousin's loss.

Ally said...

I too cannot even imagine how that must feel. Sounds like your cousin is being very strong, God bless her!

Christina you have been a very busy blogger. Going to go catch up!

Cami said...

I'm so sorry for her loss.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry for your cousin's loss.

I was pregnant in 2007 (would have been my third child), and kept bleeding throughout the pregnancy. I had a few ultrasounds, everything looked fine, and at one I got to see the baby moving and his or her heart beating. At a checkup when I was 13 weeks along, the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat, and sent me for an ultrasound the next day, during which I found out the baby had died at 11 weeks. My body wouldn't miscarry normally, so I had to have a D&C. Even though I hadn't planned on having anymore kids, it was still very hard to handle. My sister in law was pregnant the same time as me (I was due exactly a month after her), and when I see my little niece, I can't help but think about the baby I lost, who would have been nearly the same age. I can't imagine how much worse it would have been if I had carried the baby to term, and then he or she had died after birth.

Your cousin has my condolences. She must be a strong woman to handle the loss of her baby so well.