Monday, January 30, 2017

One week ago...




I'm sorry I've been gone so long.  
The worst possible thing has happened...



Patrick and Shelby's baby could not make it.
Shelby did not feel any little kicks so she went to the Dr. office to have a check up.
There she got the worst news.
They could not find a heartbeat.

Poppy was born the next day.
She was 31 weeks and weighed three pounds and was 17 inches long.


Patrick and Shelby were very thankful that they could meet her and see her pretty little face.
They held her and loved her for hours and they will never forget those precious moments with her.

As hard as it is for us....
it is a million times worse for them.

Please pray for them.


Love 
Donna

















70 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss and for Patrick and Shelby. I will pray for you all. I can't even imagine what you are all going through.

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  2. That is heartbreaking news. I will surely lift them to the Lord.

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  3. Prayers for you and yours.

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  4. Anonymous11:15 PM

    Praying for Patrick and Shelby, and for the entire family. May God comfort you all. I am so very sorry.

    Debbie Z.

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  5. Praying for them, for you. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    Love and prayers xxx

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  6. Prayers and sorrow with you.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for peace and comfort for all!

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  8. I'm so sorry. January has been a month of loss for so many. Praying that February brings much love, comfort, and healing to all.

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  9. There are no words to say but I am sorry. Condolences from Canada

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  10. So very sorry. Praying for all.

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  11. My heart breaks for your family. Please know that we are sending love and prayers to wrap around you and your family in the days to come.

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  12. so heartbreaking; will pray for Patrick, Shelby, and families ~

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  13. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Prayers for healing and peace from Michigan. I am so sorry. Take care.

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  14. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Oh, no....I will keep praying...

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  15. I join in your sorrow. Sending wishes of comfort an peace to each of you.

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  16. Anonymous2:30 PM

    So sorry ,so sad, they are in my prayers

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  17. So sorry for their loss. Prayers for great comfort.

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  18. I am so sorry. Prayers for all of you.

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  19. Love and prayers always.

    Di

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  20. Still so sad for their loss. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  21. What a huge loss. Devastating. My heart hurts with you.

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  22. oh i'm so, so very sorry. praying for all of you.

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  23. That is heartbreaking. My prayers with you all.

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  24. Oh, Donna, I am so very sorry.
    Peace to you and to Patrick and Shelby.

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  25. I am so, so sorry. I am crying along with them. May our gracious God of all comfort be with them in this time.

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  26. So very heartbreaking. Praying for all who loved little Poppy - especially her dear parents.

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  27. Oh, Donna! My heart is so sad for your family! Give yourselves much grace during this time of grieving and know I am praying for all of you.

    There is an amazing organization called "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" that has volunteers who lovingly document these losses through their gift of photography. I don't know if the hospital where they brought sweet Poppy into this world had this resource or not, but it is a wonderful way to preserve the memory of these sweet babies. (They have a Facebook page and resources for grieving moms and dads)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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    1. This service was not available at their hospital ...
      The nurses were kind enough to take pictures. Patrick took
      Some too. They are precious to us.

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    2. As hard as it was, I'm glad there were some pictures taken. They will be so precious to have to remember Poppy.

      Blessings,
      Tammy ~@~

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  28. Oh Dear Donna. Im so very sorry. Poppy , sweet baby girl, will always be part of your family. Prayers for all of you. Such a sad sad time. I know your heart is broken. BIg hugs

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  29. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Oh Donna, I am so sorry. I will be praying for them and for all your family. I have no other words.

    Love you. Mean it.

    Sandy C.

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  30. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Donna,
    There are no words. I'm so very sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

    hmbalison

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  31. Anonymous4:16 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of Poppy. May she always be the angel looking over you. )hugs( dear friend
    Kris Irving Schwarz

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  32. I'm so very sorry this happened, Donna. I'll be praying for you and your family that God will comfort you as only He can. My condolences to each of you at this difficult time.... Debra

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  33. I am so very sorry, Donna. Praying for Patrick, Shelby, and all of you,

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  34. Actually now I lay me down to sleep is available in our area, however we didn't really have time to call. We didn't know when I was going to deliver and we were really in no kind of state to plan that. It took time for me to be able to see her and hold her and I don't know if I could've handled that. We talked about it after we got home that it would've been nice to have a nicer photos of her but we both agreed we remember her how she looked to us- perfect.

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    1. {{{Shelby}}} It is soooooo hard. I love that you already remember her as perfect. Be extra kind to yourself right now and don't hesitate to reach out for help as you grieve the loss of your sweet baby. I will be praying for YOU! {{{{{Shelby}}}}} and Patrick, too!

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    2. Thank you for sharing Shelby. With as much as I love photos I don't know that I would be able to call a stranger to come into that space with me either. Since we are so far away I love the perfect pictures you shared and I can't imagine wanting anything else.

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    3. I do understand that, Donna. At a birth that I attended with one of their photographers present, she was not even noticeable. A very compassionate, gentle, soft spoken woman very much in the background during an emotionally intimate time for a family. I am so thankful that Shelby and Patrick have some photos to keep close to their hearts in the days ahead.

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  35. I am so so sorry for this terrible journey of grief and pain that you and yours are going through. I'm praying that you all will be held in God's loving care.

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  36. Love you Shelby. ❤

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  37. I love your precious baby's name. Forever Poppy. Sending love and prayers.

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  38. This is so sad. Prayers for Patrick, Shelby and your family for comfort and peace.

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  39. Anonymous10:29 PM

    I'm so sorry.

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  40. I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. Peace be with you all.

    There is a company in Arkansas owned by a woman (who is a photographer) who lost her daughter and makes plates as momentos for grieving families. She shares her story and some other links on her website and blog -- incidentally, called Poppy Plates.

    http://mamiespoppyplates.com

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  41. There are no words to express how sorry I am for Patrick and Shelby, and for the rest of the family who also feels the loss so dearly. I know how a grandma's heart feels for her grandchild and child at the same time, and a beloved in-law as well. You will all be in my prayers.

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  42. I am so very sorry.

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  43. I am so sorry. Prayers for all. And hugs...

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  44. So so very sorry. My daughter had a miscarriage a few weeks ago and it is just devastating. I feel your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  45. I'm so, so sorry for the hurt you and your family are going through. Praying God's love and the love of friends and family - and even from those who do not know you in 'real' life - give you comfort.

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  46. Anonymous11:25 AM

    I'm so very sorry for the loss and pain you are all going through.

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  47. Oh Donna, so devastating. I just read your post and am lifting Patrick, Shelby and the family in prayer to the Father. There are no adequate words but may God surround you with His perfect peace and comfort. "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3

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  48. So sorry. You lost a granddaughter, too. I have three in Heaven who weren't born. Praying for your family.

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  49. I am very sorry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  50. I haven't been able to stop thinking of this since I read it. Please know they are in my heart. I am praying.

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  51. TeresaC9:32 AM

    I'm so sorry and so sad for your family.

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  52. So sorry for your family.

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  53. No words will change things, but please know I'm heartbroken for your family's loss.

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  54. I'm so sorry. God bless you all.

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  55. I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for your family.

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  56. Lots of love to Shelby and Patrick. And to you.
    Hugs.

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  57. Anonymous6:18 PM

    I am so sorry. Sending condolences and saying a prayer.

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  58. I am so sorry for their loss and yours...God bless you all.

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  59. I am just catching up and hated to read this post. My prayers for God's blessing and peace for all of you!

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  60. My heart broke reading this. Our love and prayers to all of you from Chicago during this difficult time.

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  61. Anonymous9:04 AM

    My prayers and thoughts are with Patrick and Shelby, and you and the family. I'm wrapping my arms and heart around you. - Monica B./NYC

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