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Come and find solace as you get to know us who share in this journey of grief. We have been praying for you and extend our deepest and sincere sympathy. We “hope” you experience comfort and peace in this safe haven of love and support.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's Your Story?

Through this blog and our website, you have gotten to know our stories to a degree. We want to give you a chance to tell the story about your child. This will allow us to get to know each other a little better as well as guide us in how we can pray specifically for your needs. Please include as much or as little information as you feel comfortable with, as well as any prayer requests you may have. You can post this information by clicking on the "comment" link at the bottom of this post. Information can be posted anonymously if you choose...just follow the options.

For those of you who are new to visiting our Mommies with Hope website and blog and are interested in our group, we are looking forward to connecting with you in this way, since our next meeting isn't until November 20th. And for our Mommies who have been around a while, we are so thankful for your children's lives and the testimony and legacy they have left behind.

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus said: "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." (Matthew 18:20) I am confident in the Lord's presence among us, fellow Mommies.

I will kick things off by sharing my story by commenting to this post!


Teske said...

The story of my precious daughter, Chloe Marie, goes back a couple of years. In February of 2006 at my 20 week ultrasound, we found out that our daughter's brain was not developing correctly, which gave suspicion that she might have a chromosomal abnormality. After having an amniocentesis, we found out that she was missing a small part of chromosome 2. The brain condition (holoprosencephaly) was a result of this. We were told that our baby would not live, though it was unknown whether she would be stillborn or possibly live for days, weeks, or months if she made it to birth. We decided to continue the pregnancy with the hope that she would live longer than expected. At 32 weeks along, I went into premature labor due to pregnancy complications, and gave birth to Chloe. She lived for 45 minutes, each of which cradled in our arms.

It has been a couple of years since her death, but I miss her terribly every day. Mommies with Hope was born out of this loss and the loss of Andrew Lindsay, the son of Lindsay, who formed and leads this group with me. I am so thankful to have a group of women to share in this experience with, though I wish a group like this didn't have to exist.

My prayer request would be for the group itself...that the Lord would grow the group in accord with His will and that He would bring hurting women to us to receive comfort in the name of Christ. I would also covet your prayer for me personally, as I struggle with being in a "moving on" phase of my grief. Along with this, I have guilt that maybe I'm not thinking about her enough.

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Amanda said...

My son Noah was born on August 20, 2007. My story is very similar to Teske's. At my first ultrasound the doctor saw an abnormality with the development of the head. After consulting with another doctor we were told for certain that Noah had anencephaly. This condition happens when the tube doesn't fully close during very early weeks of pregnancy. This dianosis meant that Noah would not be able to live outside of the womb.

After prayer and conversation we decided that we were going to carry Noah to term and enjoy every moment the Lord would bless us with. The Lord did bless and I was able to carry full term. After his birth we were blessed again when Noah was able to live and spend 3 wonderful days with us.

Living without him can be difficult, but we rest in the fact that he is with the Lord and because of Christ we will one day be together as a family again. Mommies has been a wonderful support as I ride the rollercoaster of grief.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend at work that recently lost her baby son at around 37 weeks gestation. I heard of your ministry on the radio and forwarded your link to her. I have never lost a child and I cannot relate to this kind of suffering. Nevertheless, I am thankful for your ministry on behalf of those who are blessed by it!

Lindsay said...

My son, Andrew Lindsay, was born at 4:12 a.m. on August 8, 2007 and went to be with Jesus around 5 a.m. He was 9.6 inches long and weighed about 1 pound. Andrew had a condition called bilateral renal agenesis, which means total absence of kidneys. I will never forget his smell, the softness of his skin and his sweet little features - every one of them I studied.

The tears I cry are full of pain and hope. Pain because I long to know my son and my arms ache to hold him again. Hope because I know with full assurance that he is in the presence of my precious Jesus.

My baby boy will forever have his mama's heart.

De said...

My son Noah was born May 18, 2004. We had found out at 18 weeks that his kidneys were not functioning; he would not live after birth. Knowing God was in control we continued the pregnancy. That was my time with Noah though it was bittersweet. He lived 1 hour and 40 minutes after birth allowing all of our children to hold him and love on him. As a family we talk about Noah and our hearts hold him closely. We miss him dearly and my arms ache to hold him but my hope resides in the day we will be together again in heaven.