We were at church this morning, and a friend pulled Jeremy aside to tell him about his neighbors. They had reached 40 weeks of pregnancy, everything had been healthy, went in to deliver....no heart beat.
I just don't understand.
We went home...did the usual Sunday afternoon things...then I checked facebook to find out that I know the couple who lost the baby. I worked with the dad/husband for a few years at Ayden-Grifton. I was struck....just couldn't believe it! I had just seen Kevin at Target a few weeks ago. I had no idea that they were expecting until he mentioned it. He said they had 3 weeks left. I was so happy for them! How exciting. Since seeing him at Target, I had been checking in on facebook....waiting for the news. I never expected this news.
Please lift this family up in prayer. Their names are Kevin and Danielle, and their beautiful little boy's name is Kaden Adler. For reasons beyond all comprehension and understanding, Kaden was not meant to live life on this earth. While we have hope and comfort in knowing that our little ones, while not with us, are safe in the arms of God, the loss that we feel as parents is one that is heart wrenching and just so very painful. I wish I knew the answer to "Why?" I wish losing children was something none of us had any experience with because it's just so cruel and unfair. However, God has a purpose and plan much bigger than we could ever understand. And while that doesn't comfort me sometimes, I can accept it...and trust that because He is our creator and the one who is in control, He continues to work for the good....even when it doesn't seem so good.
Please keep this family in prayer. The next few days and weeks will be especially hard as they have to make arrangements and decisions that no parent wants to make. They will have to face an empty home....an empty baby's room....and the reality that this baby they were preparing for will not be coming home with them. It just isn't right....