I came across this article on how a mother (with 2 kids, 1 with health problems (seizures)…and with financial problems) decided to carry her twins till their birth (1 of her twins is diagnosed with Anencephaly, which means he’d be born without the largest part of his brain…)
It’s not the first time for me to read stories like these… I’ve read a book (Waiting with Gabriel) 2, 3 years ago about how a mother did something similar with her son who was diagnosed with serious heart problem… but that was a Catholic couple, who had more support…more resources… But this time, I even doubt if I’d be able to NOT consider abortion I were she… She knows the other twin is healthy, she knows she has 2 other kids to care about… With boyfriend moved out… why would she want to bring her son to this world, knowing he’d only live for just a few days?? It’s a story of faith… of a woman who recently started going to church…
The notion of perinatal hospice is a great idea… I can’t imagine the pain a mother would need to undergo throughout her pregnancy… Getting baby clothes in the morning and going to funeral home to look at caskets in the afternoon?! Before preparing for the baby’s birth, she needs to learn how to tell signs of her baby dying… I can’t even call it bittersweet… it’s bitter
It’s amazing how Baby Lee, who lived for only 49 hours, converted his mother: "It makes me want to get my life right," Danielle said. "So I can see him again." (I never thought too much about have to live my life good enough to go to heaven to see my loved ones… guess that’s a really good motivation…)
Love your lives folks! Thank God for the wonderful life that has been granted to me.