Callie Jo was born to Heaven at 1:24am on June 7, 2003 at 35 weeks gestation due to compression of the cord. She was 4 pounds 15 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. She had the cutest little pouty face and thick, dark, curly hair. Her hands and feet were long like her Aunt ‘Lis, but looked just like her big brother, Alex.
Everything was going well in the pregnancy until the day of June 5th of 2003. Our daughter, Callie Jo, had stopped moving. Not knowing for sure what was going on, we headed off to the hospital where our worst nightmare was confirmed; Callie’s heart had stopped.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…
On November 27, 2006, we discovered that Missy was pregnant again, which took us totally off-guard as we were not trying and had not seen a doctor for help. This truly was a miracle! However, it seemed as soon as we found out, spotting had started. On December 1, the bleeding increased and over the course of the week, we miscarried. December 12, it was confirmed by the doctor. We were 6 weeks along. We decided that since it was a miracle that we got pregnant on our own, we named this baby, Miracle.
HOW DID WE FEEL…
Our world stopped. It felt as though this world we live in, is one big carousel and we were thrown off. What do we do? Where do we go from here? All the joy and anticipation was shattered.
We have found hope. We have learned how to jump back on this great big carousel. We didn’t have the strength to do it ourselves, but we found THE source and we would like to share it with you.
As time goes on, everyone else seems to be able to “move on” and we are left to “deal with it” on our own.
We would like to reach out and help you along your journey of this path called grief. We were able to find support through some of our family, but not everyone grieves the same way as we do. They haven’t felt the baby move within us, or really had a connection.
We have found great comfort in talking with others who have experienced a loss similar to our own. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you need someone to talk to at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. On the 15th of the month at 7:00pm, it is suggested to light a candle in honor of our little ones.
“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
“I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!” Philippians 4:13
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” II Corinthians 1:3-5