Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

November 11, 2010, 2:17 pm
Filed under: Misc

It’s been a hard week and I don’t know what words to use.

Dear friends of ours had a sweet baby born into heaven on Monday morning. They lost their precious baby girl, Ava, at 38 weeks after what had previously been a low-risk pregnancy. Completely unexpected. Utterly unthinkable. I cannot wrap my mind around this kind of grief and my heart is broken for them.

Ava’s parents are trusting in God’s unceasing love for them and are unfathomably inspiring and amazing people.

Yet, the tragedy is incomprehensible to me. I have found comfort in Our Lady’s intercession. For she knows what it is to love a child and then to lose that beloved child. Please pray for Ava’s parents and grandparents and pray also that God would guide us to know how to be good friends to them as they mourn the loss of their precious little daughter who is resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father.


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I can’t even imagine what it’s like to feel the kind of grief they must be going through. I’ve been thinking about them a lot, even though I don’t know them. I’ll keep them in my thoughts and hope they they have more wonderful friends like you to help guide them thorugh this terribly difficult time.

Comment by Jeni

this breaks my heart.

Comment by brittany

Dear Haley,

I just found this today on your blog. I missed it before (I usually find your intros on FB). You articulated beautifully in this update. You expressed words on behalf of our families, while we still struggle to find words. Thank you.

Coram Deo,

Comment by Margot Payne

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