Thank you so much to everyone who sent prayers and good thoughts to my friend last week. She ended up finding out that her baby boy tested positive for encephaloceles and she had to make the horrible decision to terminate the pregnancy. She had the d&c yesterday afternoon.
My heart has been hurting and my mind solely focused on her since she found out. I heard from her today and she said she’s come to peace with the decision and knew it was the right thing to do. She even felt a strong presence of her baby boy after the surgery letting her know he was okay and that he loved them very much. When I heard that, I cried…both in relief and in grief. It’s just not fair he was taken away too soon…that any of our babies were taken away like they were.
I know she’ll still experience many emotions in the coming weeks and months, but I do know that your words of support helped make a difference. I am, once again, blown away by the women in this community. When I first heard the news from my friend, I knew instantly I wanted her to feel the support you have so selflessly given to me these last couple of years. And that was exactly what you did. I wish there was a way for me to express how lucky I feel, but something tells me I don’t have to…I think you all know exactly how I feel because you feel it, too. I’m going to see her in a couple of weeks, and when I wrap my arms around her, I’ll make sure she knows it’s coming from all of you as well.