Comments: The Baby With the Broken Heart

I am so sorry. My own heart is aching for your family, and for your friends most of all. You are all in my prayers for this difficult week to come. I know you will be right there with food, and big hugs, and loving support. It's what we do, when tragedy strikes.

Posted by Mary at June 7, 2009 09:28 PM

Funny you should say that. All day I've been sitting here wondering what I should cook. Big Cuban family... there will be lots of food.

I think I'm going to do a few dozen of different kinds of cookies... people can eat as they come through the house. Munchy food.

I can do nothing... but cook. That sucks.

Posted by Bou at June 7, 2009 10:09 PM

No, there is nothing you can "do", but being there, being there let's them know how much you care and that she was loved by many who didn't ever meet her. My prayers go out to her family.

Posted by Teresa at June 7, 2009 10:16 PM

I am VERY sorry for the lost of this little innocent one. May God be holding her right now, this very second and may God give this family peace. The peace that she is with Him. Hugs to you!

Posted by Anastasia at June 7, 2009 10:55 PM

Prayers to that family.

Posted by oddybobo at June 7, 2009 11:09 PM

My heart breaks for any parents that loose a baby, there are no words for that....none.

food is always good.

I like to take a huge box of paper plates, napkins, powdered lemonade, coffee, pitcher, cups, plastic silver ware, toilet paper (so many people in and out) little packets of tissues for purses, and yes food.....

one of the best gifts I had seen one get after the passing of a child was a solar light for the garden, and a bench......The Mom said when she washed dishes at night she could see it in the back and it reminded her of how much this baby was loved.

Posted by awtm at June 8, 2009 12:11 AM

That is so sad, Bou! My cousin's daughter was born with similar problems, went through many surgeries, and also died within weeks of her first birthday. Having seen this, I know that your presence and the support of all of their friends means the world to this family.

Posted by PeggyU at June 8, 2009 12:21 AM

Prayers to the family...losing a child is one of the hardest things to ever go through. Sometimes the only comfort is that the sweet baby will not have to go through some of life's crap that is prt of growing up. She will always be pure and innocent.

Posted by Mrs. Who at June 8, 2009 07:50 AM

Going to a funeral for a baby had to be the hardest thing I ever had to do. DH's cousins baby died at 3 months, they knew it was coming. The baby was born with birth defects and everyone was praying for a miracle.

I couldnt even look at that little white casket sitting there, I felt bad about that but I just couldn't, frankly it was horrible.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 8, 2009 08:14 AM

i pray that i never have to go to another funeral with a tiny coffin. there is truly no sadder day.

my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was touched that sweet little baby.

Posted by arcanai at June 8, 2009 11:42 AM


I don't have any words.

Posted by GradualDazzle at June 8, 2009 06:21 PM

I think after AWTM's comment, I am making a care package. I think those are interesting ideas, on top of my baking.

I just... cannot fathom. It has been 18 years since the last funeral of a child, and I could so have lasted the rest of my life without facing that again. The heart ache... is just unfathomable.

Posted by bou at June 8, 2009 08:59 PM

No words... I am so sorry.

Posted by Jody at June 8, 2009 09:27 PM

I loved AWTM's idea of the practical basket of necessities. That is total genius!

Also, what about helping to write all the thank-you notes afterwards? That is always a hard, sad, boring task.

PS: still praying for you and the families.

Posted by Mary at June 9, 2009 10:12 PM