This afternoon I received a phone call from Tegan in New Mexico asking if I got a text from a friend of ours. When I said no she informed me about what happened and thankfully I was driving in a parking lot because I immediately needed to pull over.
Our friend dealt with infertility for quite some time. I was beyond thrilled for her when she let us know she was actually pregnant! I was bummed that I wasn't going to be there for her pregnancy but couldn't wait until spring/summer because her husband had orders to join us at AFIT! I would be able to reconnect with her and spend time with her little baby girl.
Unfortunately that will not come to be. Today my friend went in to be induced at a solid full term. I do not know all the details or why... but her daughter passed away.
I am heartbroken. I just cannot imagine that kind of pain. We can find comfort that this precious little one is in heaven with the Lord, but I just pray for peace and comfort for my friend and the extended family who must mourn the life they would have enjoyed with this child.
They are surrounded by love from family and friends, a faith in God, and prayers from all over.
|this image has been popping up all over my facebook from those offering comfort to our friends|
It literally hurts my heart for them. I wish I was there, if nothing else but to sit with my friend, give her a hug and cry with her. What more is there to do? What can be said? Any of those cliché lines people spout off when something like this happens just don't fit. "I'm so sorry for your loss" doesn't seem like enough... their pain has to be so deep, my sympathies cannot give them much comfort (I still offer them though).
I am praying for them. I think that's all I can do. I wish I could do more.