Last night, Ryan’s step-sister’s first baby was born. A stillborn baby boy.
Red-haired, 7 pounds… and gone before he came.
They named him Oliver.
Please pray for Catherine and Ben, for their journey through a grief I can’t imagine. Psalms says that our tears are not cried into a void, but that a God who cares collects them in His bottle: He grieves, too.
Pray that a glimmer of His deep love shines through these days of dark.
Danica & Ryan… We are praying with you and our church family is, too. Love, Q
How very very sad. Did they know before he was delivered that he’d be stillborn?
My breath was taken away by this sad news. I can’t even fathom. I can’t.
I am wondering what Carol asked: did they know before?
Carol and Brietta: Yes, they found out the baby had died earlier yesterday. She was due to have the baby today.
I ran across your blog doing a random search for christian mama and have been following it for a month or so. I felt inclined to write to let you know I will definitely be praying for this family. I have a special place in my heart for this type of suffering as my first child was born dead as well. He was revived after several minutes and suffered a severe brain injury. He is still with us after 7 years and requires total care. He is my “forever baby” and the light of our home. My heart aches for the loss they are going through. I would love to send them a card if appropriate.
Sincerely, Melissa Tulloss (Washington State)
I will be praying for you all, especially for peace and healing for Catherine and Ben’s hearts.
I will pray for God to wrap his loving arms around them as they grieve their loss. A thought which brings comfort to me is that this sweet little baby fulfilled his purpose on earth. I believe God had a plan for this little babe and it was accomplished, so He took him home. I know it can’t possibly help ease their ache though. How their arms must long to hold him. I weep with them for their loss.
Praying here, too. May they feel the Comforter in full measure.
Praying for God’s comfort and grace.
I pray this family of yours will seek His face for it all.
May we all remember to hold this family up.
Thanks for sharing this request-
Will be praying. We lost a baby shortly after birth and it was hard but was God faithful. Oliver is such a sweet name.
I also noticed that we have the exact same due date October 20th.