Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Worst Kind of News

I got the most awful email today from an old friend. She was pregnant and very near her due date, and just learned that her baby has died. They think a virus is to blame. I am completely devastated for them. She is an amazing person, and it was rotten of the universe to do this to her family.

I would like to do something kind for her, something thoughtful. If you have any suggestions for a newly babylost mama, for newly babylost parents, please send them my way.

3 comments:

Michele said...

I've found it most comforting when people sent us Mass cards, acknowledging that our little ones were very loved little people who meant the world to us. A baby book as well was a sweet gift, so we could record our memories.

Hugs to your friend...

~Jess said...

How terrible! They're in my prayers.
I would think any kind of keepsake memory thing would be great...perhaps a special box that they can put a few mementos in.

Jamie said...

I had the same thing happen to a good friend last summer. I went to http://namesinthesand.blogspot.com/ hoping to buy a photograph with their baby's name. I wasn't able to get one so instead I bought a butterfly photograph.

I also bought her sympathy card from this site. The hallmark cards just didn't say what I was feeling.

Thinking of your friend.