Hello dear and faithful friends!
Time keeps on moving even if we aren't updating our blogs. :) So many thoughts, so much to say, but first, I want to update you on our sweet baby girl.
Marie Ruth-Therese was born still into this world on Saturday, September 22 at 1:40PM. She was 1 lb, 5.4 oz, 13 inches long and absolutely beautiful. We spent about 4 hours with her - loving her, holding her, taking pictures, showing her off to her big brother, grandparents and aunt. It was such a sad time, but overshadowed with so much joy and peace. We miss our little girl so much, but we have so much joy knowing that she is in heaven with Jesus and Mary, all the saints and her Grandma (Ruth Marie and Marie Ruth! :) ) We know that so much of the peace we have comes from your prayers and support during this most difficult journey.
We went in for her weekly check up on Thursday morning and they could not find her heartbeat. I went in to the hospital on Friday night to start the induction process and had her the next afternoon. It all went very smoothly-better than I could have imagined. I had a lot of anxiety about labor and delivery but it was so peaceful. The hospital staff was amazing. There were so many prayers being said. God was with us. We were truly blessed.
We are all doing well. I feel good physically and emotionally. It's amazing how life keeps moving on. Sometimes I just want everything to stop. I don't want any more time to pass from those moments when she was in my arm. I want to go back to that time when she was still inside of me, alive. Yet, I know and feel that time is healing and that it is good.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. You are all very special to me!