Tuesday, April 07, 2009

For Misty

I have a friend, one who is very dear to me, despite the fact that we have never met in person. Tomorrow, she will do something that no mother should EVER have to do. She will give birth to her baby boy, Isaac, knowing that he will return to his maker that very same day.

Isaac has a life ending birth defect called Anencephaly. Anencephaly is when a baby develops with little or no brain. So while he is in her womb, he is alive, and well and moving around like any baby would. Tomorrow, he will come into this world and be loved by Misty, her husband and their three older children but they have to do the most difficult thing I could ever imagine. They have to give him back.

If you would, do me a favour and send Misty and her family all the strength you can spare. Pray that little Issac will live, just for a few minutes, so they can witness his life with their own eyes. Just a few precious moments, that's all they are asking for. I don't think that is too much given the sacrifice they are making.

Misty, know that there many people praying for you as you go through this. We are here for you as you face this, this that I cannot adequately describe.

We are here.

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25 comments:

A Crafty Mom said...

Wow - what a story, Kami. Thanks for sharing, I left her a comment. I can't even imagine the sadness . . .

Anonymous said...

We send our hearts, thoughts and prayers to Misty and her family. May they find strength in their faith to carry them though this time.
M & D

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Thank you for bringing this up! She needs all the love and prayers we can send! You are such a sweet friend!

Laski said...

Lovely post. I have never known anyone with the strength that she has.

She is so amazing . . . I don't even think she has a clue as to just how much. She LIVES for her family. She loves fiercely.

I adore her. And, you are a gem for honoring her today . . .

Hannah said...

Oh, I cannot even imagine how difficult that would be. I don't know Misty but any friend of yours is a friend of mine. I will keep her in my prayers.

Trevor said...

This makes my "bad" day today not seem bad at all. It definitely puts everything in perspective. I hope the family can make it through as best they can.

LVGurl said...

I will pray, yes I will...

I admire your friend for choosing life and loving her child no matter what... and letting God decide when it's time for her son to return to Him. Words escape me, for the pain I cannot fathom.

Lori said...

thank you for sharing this story... I left her a message. it certainly makes any little issue seem like a pittance compared to the challenge they have ahead of them. I can't imagine the strength needed to endure that challenge

Ashley said...

She is an amazing woman as must be her husband to carry this little one to term and then put him in the hands of the Father. I trust, love Him in fact but that's one of those WHAT ARE YOU THINKING GOD?! moments. It's going on my list of questions I need answered when I cross through the pearly gates.

Thank you for posting about them, we are certainly praying for their strength.

Elaine A. said...

You are a good friend Kami.

I can't imagine going through that. I let her know I am praying for them. So sad...

Misty said...

I love you.

Anonymous said...

Kami, thanks for sharing. I cannot imagine going through this. Misty has so much courage and I give her and her husband and her family all my prayers for letting God decide the path of Isaac. One day they will know the answer to their question of "why".
Jackie

Ashley said...

Sending thoughts her way.

Stethoscopes and Stilettos said...

Misty and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Natalie said...

oh wow. praying.

Kami said...

Sending thoughts and prayers to Misty and her family. Thank you for posting this Kami.

Kristin said...

heartbreaking, much peace, love and prayers from us.

Stacie's Madness said...

my thoughts are with this family

Alicia said...

Thank you so much for posting her link on your blog. I just spent the past two hours reading through her story and my heart is BREAKING for that entire family. I will now follow her journey and continue to pray for her strength. God Kami - I can't imagine what she is going through right now. Your such a great friend. Have a great day and kiss those precious boys of yours.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, my heart... No parent should ever have to experience that... Your friends have my thoughts that they may get to witness his life for many many moments...

teeni said...

And it is because of things like this that you are so beloved in the blogosphere and in the real world, Kami. Never forget how much you mean to all of us. My thoughts and prayers will be with Misty and her family for quite some time as they deal with the rollercoaster of emotions they must be experiencing.

BeachMama said...

Oh Kami, I have no words to express how I feel. You are so beautiful to write such a lovely post. And to Misty, I am praying for her and her family.

Karen MEG said...

What a wonderful friend you are to post this, Kami, how amazing but incredibly sad at the same time. I popped over to leave her a message.

Threeboys1mommy said...

Sorry I'm late on this one, I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news, I will keep Misty and her family in my prayers tonight.

Amy said...

I will head over to Misty's site right after this... I'm already an emotional wreck tonight. Missing my dad. Missing my son.