Every baby is special, every life is important, and every Mom wants to show off her baby. For those of us who lose our babies too soon, we don’t ever get to show them off and we rarely get to say their names or tell people about them. In our country, thousands of babies are still born every year, roughly one every twenty minutes. There are even more miscarriages. Here on my blog, I want to remember all of the lost babies and give their parents an opportunity to show them off. These Mamas are so proud of their babies and are going to share them with us here. Since Lucy died on a Friday, I will share a new baby’s story every Friday. We honor these little lives by acknowledging their presence with us, even if it was a very short time. Do you know how these babies are loved? Do you know that each baby was cherished by their families, even if they left only after a few weeks? Do you know how these babies are missed every single day? I am honored to be able to share these babies with you. Please pray for these families, who have to live every day without their precious children.
John David was originally due on July 26th but sadly, he was born sleeping on March 2nd. He measured 7.5 inches and weighed just 7 ounces. He was tiny and perfect. We named him John David after his two grandfathers. They were so proud even though neither one knew him. His favorite time of day was lunch. Right after I ate lunch he would start moving and kicking like crazy. I looked forward to that everyday. My husband waited with his hands on my belly every night to try to feel his movements but that never happened. I was the only one who ever knew that he was moving around in there. When John David was born, we could see that he had my husbands ears and my lips. I miss him every day.
Thank you to John David’s Mommy, who was brave enough to share such a tender part of her life with us. John David sounds so sweet and perfect, and I look forward to meeting him in heaven one day.
If you would like to share your baby’s story just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can share whatever you want about your baby, and you don’t have to include your name if you don’t want to. Also, I think your baby is just as important if you lost him/her at 6 weeks or at 40 weeks. Even if you never knew the sex of your baby, you might have had names picked out, a due date and lots of hopes and dreams for that child. All of that is important and is welcome here.