that is what it was..unexpected. The ultrasound showed a developed baby, but the placenta – it was “overripe.” That was the word the doctor used. Overripe. The baby was under weight, too small, but the placenta was overripe.
She was born a couple of weeks later.
Very tiny. She lived a very tiny life…just four short days.
It was all so unexpected.
She was buried in a tiny casket.
Put in a tiny hole in the ground.
Unexpected…that is what her death was…unexpected.
BUT…the beauty of how she changed lives in her FOUR. SHORT. DAYS.
That, too, was unexpected.
She taught us to live and appreciate what we have.
To CHERISH those we love because you NEVER know when the days will end
Things change in a moment and THINGS do not matter. People matter. Jesus matters.
It has been over 19 years and the changes are still unexpected.
|Andy and Amy
June 12, 1992
My first time joining Lisa-Jo, thegypsymama for 5 minute Friday.
oh my goodness. I am so sorry . but such a wonderful outlook on the whole situation.
how it defined your life and taught you take each day captive.
Mary! Thank you for sharing! I can only imagine the deep pain that caused in your heart as her mother…You show great courage and strength in sharing such a story. It's only my second time doing five minute fridays so I'm a rookie like you 🙂 Glad to have you here in this community!
Mary! Thank you for sharing such a deep and painful part of your life. I can only imagine what it did to your mother's heart. It is only my second week doing five minute fridays so I'm a rookie like you 🙂 Glad to have you here on this community with me!
It is so moving and sad but how beautiful is your way of opening your heart to us and showing us the importance of life – each day and each person is a blessing we should always be grateful for.
Thank you and have a blessed day.
What a beautiful first effort for joining Lisa Jo. What a gift, taking this opportunity to honor Amy's story. So many big, eternal lessons wrapped up in that precious tiny life. Blessings, friend.
Sweet Mary, I'm so sorry for your loss. This is such a beautiful tribute to your precious Amy. Thank you for sharing the depth of your heart with us. Your words pierce deep and true today.
In His grace,
Wow! What a profound post. Amazing how much can be said in so few words when we are saying just the right thing! Blessings to you!
Sweet, dear Mary,
She is just absolutely beautiful–I am so touched and yet so blessed by this post.
I know your heart will never truly quit hurting or grieving over her but it is so encouraging to know that God is using her death even 19 years later.
This is what my sister is searching for–meaning and a way for God to use the recent death of her son.
I love you and thank you for sharing your deepest grief and hurt with us.
what a beautiful little girl, and a beautiful tribute to her impact continuing… so glad to have linked up with you 🙂