Saturday, September 30, 2006


A coworker lost one of her twin boys. The smaller baby, Maddox, had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. Despite an emergency C-section, he was stillborn. The other twin, Mark, is recovering well and should be able to go home soon.

The mother, who is a twin herself, sent photos out on the school's staff email list. One of the photos showed the two babies side by side.

I wish I'd never seen it.


Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

This is such an awful thing.

I'm sorry

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you a story.

I knew a young lady that lost 3 babies a few days old before she eventually had her son.

She had a picture taken with her dead twins and with her dead daughter and at the time I thought it was weird and disturbing but then I went to the funeral and saw coffins the size of a man's hand and understood why she needed whatever memories she wanted of her kids.

My thoughts go out to her.

4:40 AM  
Blogger RC said...

wow, that's really sad.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks, Daniel. I needed someone to help me make sense of this, if such a thing is possible.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

how horrible. my heart goes out to them. and to you, because i have a feeling i know what is going through your head. she's dealing with it the best way she knows how.

here's a hug {{{hug}}}

4:39 PM  
Blogger mal said...

Oh my...I am with you, I think I would have choked on the pictures

6:43 AM  
Blogger mal said...

I just read the comments....Daniel once again touches the heart of it

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same thing happened to my cousin. He and his wife lost one of their twin daughters. My other cousin said that the picture of the 2 babies was necessary for the parents to heal. My aunt has a copy also, of BOTH granddaughters.

I couldn't even imagine how difficult that would be to go throught that. I hope they are all doing well...

9:28 AM  
Blogger Stormmaster said...

So sad. My deepest sympathy to that family. May they find the strength they need.

3:21 PM  

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