Thursday, February 3, 2011
Sweet Lois Has Her Wings
This little one and her family have fought so hard, but Lois left this earth for Heaven this morning at home in her sleep. Please visit her family here and lend some words of comfort.
My heart breaks for her family. Selfishly, I am scared silly for Jack. As well as all the other babies and their families that I've come to know and truly love through the Down syndrome community. I'm saying special prayers for all of us tonight. We are a family now, connected though an extra chromosome. When one of us hurts or loses one of our babies, we all bleed. Please pray for the family who are missing their little Butter Bean.
I know My Beloved will ask why I'm sad. And I won't tell him. Because he will just ask gently, "Baby, why do you torture yourself? Why do you read these things? It kills you every time." And when I finally do tell him he will say, "Stop reading about these things. It tears you up thinking about it. It's not going to happen to our baby. It won't. It won't!" But that won't lend comfort. And I know why. Because Lois was one of ours. One of our own. And I'm scared to death that one day it will be My Sweet Jack's pictures plastered all over the world wide web asking for prayers for him. I am scared. Terrified. More so than when we got Jack's prenatal diagnosis. But I'm also thanking God tonight for my Ds community. My Ds family. And for all of our babies with Ds.