Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My heart is hurting today

Today I was going to write about Maddie and her sleep patterns....or lack thereof. Today I wanted to garner sympathy for my sleep deprivation. Today I was going to complain that Maddie has an ear infection yet again. Today I was looking for someone to commiserate with the woes of being a new mommy. But today those things no longer matter. They are so minor compared to what another family is going through.

Today my baby is screaming, cradled in the crook of my arms while their baby is silent, cradled by the satin lining of a casket.

Today I said "Good morning" to my smiling baby while they said "Good-bye" to their forever sleeping baby.

Today my heart breaks for the Staat family as they prepare to do what no parent should ever have to do: say their final good-bye to their child. Their Maddie passed away this week.

Today take a moment to pray for this family. And in the days ahead as they come home to a silent house filled with baby items.


  1. I have read it too. So so sad and scary, but I don't think they know it was SIDS which is extremely difficult to diagnose. So I wouldn't venture and say it was SIDS.

  2. You are right, Fran, they have not said that it was SIDS yet. I read that it was on another forum and realize that there has not been an official diagnosis of anything yet. I edited my blog to remove that. Thank you!

  3. Hi Jess, it's just that it's so so terrifying what happened to them I'm deep down "hoping" there is a different explanation...something that can give them some sort of a reason for what happened...Love, Fran

  4. Stopping in for ICLW... very happy to have found you! What a wonderful story you have and such a heart for others. Your friends are in our thoughts.

  5. Poor Sweet Maddie was rushed from her babysitter's home to the ER for not breathing while the mom was teaching at school- Mom wrote Maddie was all smiles that morning-

    my heart is BREAKING for that family-

  6. My heart is breaking for that family. Thank you for letting us know so I can say some prayers for them.

    ICLW #19


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