Sunday, March 1, 2009

Heartbreak

For some reason, I had a horrible feeling when I saw she had called, and it only got worse when I heard her message. Non-descript. Understated. Flat. Just not her. Not her at all.

One of my closest friends, a woman I love dearly and would do anything for, learned on Friday at her 18 week ultrasound that something had gone horribly wrong, that her baby's brain was too malformed to survive. She and her husband were going to wait to find out the sex, but they weren't going to have that moment in July to wait for. They chose to let her go, saying goodbye to their little girl.

My heart is broken in a thousand pieces for them. Please keep them in your prayers.

9 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, that is terrible. I am so sorry. I will be thinking about them and their little girl.

mo*reezy said...

oh my stars... I am so very sorry for your friend. I will be praying for them, and for you.

Jaymee said...

You and your friend are in my thoughts. Sending you both hugs.

Melissa said...

How horrible. I've been there and it hurts - letting go of a baby with terminal birth defects.

Your friend is in my thoughts & prayers.

Geohde said...

Something similar happened to me, back in the day.

Please extend the heartfelt sympathies of a stranger from inside your computer,

J

DD said...

This crushes me deeply. My sincerest sympathies.

Neve said...

No one should have to endure such pain and sadness. I am so sorry.

missedconceptions said...

Oh, this is so sad. So very, very sad. Life is so unfair sometimes.

niobe said...

It is heartbreaking. My prayers are with your friend and her family.