Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Tomorrow (today, really...in 36 minutes) is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day. So in celebration of Eli, here are some pictures of him. The above picture is Eli after we gave him a bath...you can see all his black curly hair and his big feet.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Eli. Even though it was before he was cleaned up and presentable, it was just such a powerful moment...I can still remember holding him in my arms, still warm...I kept thinking he would just take a breath and prove everyone wrong.

So my prayers are going out to everyone who has ever had to go through any kind of loss of their child...it is not something I would ever wish one anyone, no matter what.

Eli, I love you. I miss you, each and every day, and I don't need an occasion to say it. You are loved and missed. There is a spot in our family left gaping open, waiting for you, our son. A pause, to denote your existence, when we talk about our kids with strangers. All the words in the world when we are talking to friends, words to remember you, to describe you, to find a way to carry you with us. I miss you more than words can ever say or anyone could ever understand.


Jessica said...

I found you on Angie's blog. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and all others who have experience the loss of a child.

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I just stopped over from Bring the Rain and I just wanted to say how terribly sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful son.

The second picture is a powerful one, I don't know how much more emotion could be shown or known. It just takes you to the place your story. Thank you for sharing that type of intimacy.

E @ Scottsville said...

I happened upon your blog through MckMama's blog. I got to reading and feel like I got to know you. As I type this, tears are streaming down my face. I've just looked at the picture of you holding Eli with tears streaming down your face. Wow, I can NOT imagine it. So tonight, I prayed for and bonded with a total stranger - via a blog.

Praise God that he sees us through all things.

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