Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prayers for the Porche Family

Hey, it's me again.  I just wanted to post asking everyone to pray for the Porche family - I found out this morning that they lost their little 6 week old son Owen (JEB).  Owen is the baby Courtney talked about in this post here.  Sweet little Owen developed a blood infection in very early April and this past Monday heavens angels came down to relieve him of his pain and give him his wings. 

Thinking of this, and remembering this past Monday makes sense to me now.  Monday was a bad day for me - missing Leah wise.  Now; the 'usual' for me is that I'll think about her, or talk about her and get sad but I can 'snap out of it' and move forward with the rest of the day.  But on Monday, I responded to an email Patrice had sent out about G-tube surgeries and EB and from then on that day I was a mess.  Not openly sobbing at my desk or anything ...... but I just couldn't snap out of it like I usually do.  It seemed like every woman I saw was pregnant, and looking at the pictures of Leah I have on my desk here weren't making me smile like they usually do.  Looking at them just made me miss her; more than I have in many many weeks. 
But now I know my lonely feeling on Monday was because she wasn't hanging around me like she normally does, making me feel better; Leah was busy that day flying down to Louisiana to take Owen back to heaven with her, and bring some comfort to his Mommy and Daddy.

I know Leah and Owen will be very good friends in heaven's playground - and I hope she can show him how easy it is to run and jump without blisters or pain - and how much fun it is to strap on your travelling wings and visit your Mommy and Daddy.

So please join me in praying for the Porche family - we know all too well the pain that comes with losing your child to a disease that makes no sense.  But with family, friends and faith we can get through it - in time.

He heals the broken heartened and binds up their wounds.
Psalms 147:3


Linda said...

Hi Love:
So sorry to hear about little Owen. Prayers to his parents Katie and Allen. Hopefully they will feel God's amazing love at this terrible time in their lives.
I am sure that Leah and Owen have become fast friends. She has so many EB angels to play with. It is so sad that so many EB babies have lost their fight. God Bless You my amazing daughter. Love you so much. Love Mom XOXOX

Emelie said...

Hi Meg. You are doing a wonderful job. Hope that you are feeling ok. I hate EB, how many children will be taken? <3<3<3<3

Once A Mother said...

heartbreaking... praying for strength for the family.

Once A Mother said...

i absolutely love the image of "strapping on their travelling wings" ... just beautiful

Kristy said...

Hi There!

I too have a little girl with EB...hers seems to be very mild, but she is about Leah's age. We lost a little boy who had EB and another little boy from a brain defect.

Anyway, today Leah has just really been on my heart and I wanted to tell you that. As a grieving mother, I know it means a lot to know when others are remembering our sweet babies and Leah taught me so much even from a far. I think of her often and am heartbroken right along with you. I just wanted you to know that...I pray for your family daily.

Debbie,mother of two said...

I was just reading about little Owen, so sorry to hear about this. It is nice to know that all those little angels are there playing together pain free. I know you must be missing your little Leah this weekend. Praying for you this Mother'Day weekend.

Michelle Lodeserto said...

I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today...
I asked what makes a Mother and I know I heard Him say: "A Mother has a baby, this we know is true".
But, God can you be a mother when your baby's not with you?
"Yes, you can" He replied with confidence in His voice "I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice; some I send for a lifetime and others for a day. Some I send to feel in your womb but there's no need to stay."
I just don't understand this, God I want my baby here; HE took a breath, cleared his throat and then saw a tear!
"I wish I could show you what your child is doing here today; if you could see your child smile and play with other children and say..."we go to earth to learn our lessons of love and life and fear; my mommy loved me oh so much I've got to come straight here. I feel so lucky to have a mom who had so much Love for me, I learned my lesson quickly and my Mommy set me free; I miss my Mommy oh so much but I visit her each day. When she goes to sleep on her pillow I lay, I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and whisper in her ear, "Mommy, don't be sad today, I'm your baby and I'm here".
So, you see my dear, your child is ok, your baby is here in my home and this is where they'll stay; they'll wait for you with Me until your lesson there is through. And on the day that you come home, they'll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother, it's the feeling in your heart; it's the love you had so much from the very start . Though some on earth may not realize until their time is done. REMEMBER all the love you have and know you are a Very Special MOM

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