Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meet Bear


  1. Kori -

    Thank you for the book recommendation - I googled it & read about it - will definitely be ordering it!
    I actually read Smith's website & prayed fervently for him & especially for your heart during those 9 days of his life. At the time, I had just found out that Ellie was very sick & medically fragile and I remember finding your story & realizing how very close our due dates were. My heart cheered for Smith every day he hung in there fighting for his life. My heart has ached for you ever since. You don't know me but your story so touched our family. I am so very sorry for your loss and your pain and heartache. He was a beautiful baby boy.
    Thank you for so honestly sharing your story and your sweet boy. Praying for your heart - Katie

  2. Kori,
    I am an internet friend of Katie's and prayed for Smith. I was heartbroken for you when he passed. At the time, I was carrying Isabella and she had an uncertain prenatal diagnosis because I did not do an amniocentisis. It was of no benefit to her. They thought she was trisomy 13 or 18 so I thought I would lose her. She was Turner's and due to many obstacles it is a miracle that she is here. Even so , to prepare myself, I think I lost her more times than I mentally held her. I don't know your pain, but I can imagine it. I still weep for you. I know God has a plan. That is a comfort, but it doesn't take away the pain. It only lessens it a bit to know that you are forever Smith's mom and you will have eternity together. That was the only thought that made the prospect of losing Isabella bearable. It didn't lessent the pain.
    She's here. I nearly lost her to an abrupted placenta with preeclampsia, my advanced maternal age, and a huge cystic hygroma. I thought I would lose her to trisomy 13 or 18.That was the perinatologist preliminary diagnosis.
    When the doctor came in and said she was a Turner's baby, I cried with joy.
    I love your sweet Smith. He was sooo precious. You are forever blessed to have had him.
    His life put the eyes of others on God and he is a testimony to the wonders that God creates.
    He is a testimony to the value of every life, no matter how brief. That is so important. There are too many lives thrown away.
    I am praying for your heart.