Life continues to startle me with it's powerful beauty and ecstatic moments intertwined with intense tragedy and torment. It's random nature still throws me. The knowledge that we cannot prepare terrifies me even more. It's the extremes that get me.
An old friend of mine lost her baby today. Full term beautiful baby girl. Non-eventful pregnancy and easy labour. They were full of joy when they brought their baby home. She sounded elated and proud, said the baby was beautiful and healthy. During the night, she started to have trouble breathing. Brought her to the hospital where they discovered she had numerous holes in her heart. She lived for 4 days. Her name was Hope.
The well-wishes are still filtering in from people who don't know. The nursery is empty. The flowers are still fresh.
I have no words for her.