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 stillborn 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? Please pray for these families, who have to live every day without their precious children.
Calvin Jake was due on April 12, 2013. He was born into heaven on April 4, 2013. He was 6 lbs 6 oz and 20 in long. He had a ton of dark hair just like his sister. He looked a lot like her. When we found out he was going to be a boy, our daughter still insisted on him being a girl. We even thought at times she may be right but we would have to wait until he came out. I even held off on buying clothes above 6 mos just in case. About a week before we had him she started saying he was a boy. He kicked me often throughout the day but every evening when I finally was able to relax or when I worked on BB study lessons he kicked like crazy. Sometimes it felt like he was going to kick himself out. My husband had the idea of calling him Calvin and my daughter and I came up with Jake. We miss him everyday.
Those baby kicks are so precious. What a sweet baby, and I love his name. Thank you to Calvin’s Mommy for sharing him with us today. It comforts me to know that Lucy has so many friends in heaven, like Calvin. I know she will introduce me to him one day when I get there.
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.