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Thursday, May 19, 2011

a baby

and it's a boy!
and he's due right after that anniversary of jedi's death- so i come
to you all, yet again- begging your prayers. i still and navigating
grief. i don't LOVE the term rainbow baby. i don't like how people
think of other children purely as a bandaid or a salve. i REALLY want
this baby to stand on his own- be his own person, but right now there
is still a shadow and pretty big shoes to fill. will i EVER see this
baby as he is on his own? or will there be a nagging comparison?
will i find pure joy in being able to nurse and sling this baby-
without the shadow of loss in not ever being able to do that for and
with jedi? i am not sure. all this is so new to me.


  1. I'm so happy for you, Elizabeth. I'll keep you and your sweet baby in my prayers. btw, this is Ruth, Emily's friend, who made Jedi's blue rosary. :)

  2. Oh, what a blessing. This baby will be his very own person, I am sure! Congratulations!
    My Georgie was conceived before Mary Francis (8 week miscarriage) would have been born. As much as I miss having her here on earth with us, I can't imagine not having Georgie with me!

    Please pray for a family that I know of who just delivered a Trisomy 13 (possibly) baby with heart and palate problems. His name is Maximillian Santiago (family is of Mexican descent) He is about 5 days old and doing MUCH better than the doctors predicted. Max has been baptised and we are all praying very hard.
    Pax Christi, EJT

  3. I will keep you and your little one in my prayers.

  4. This baby will be his own person! Congratulations :)

  5. keeping you in our hearts and in our prayers. we are so excited for all of you!

  6. @everyone- thanks!
    @ruth- it is my favorite rosary and i keep it on me ALWAYS. i usually relinquish any rosary if little hands grab it away but this one i am a scrooge with;-) thank you so much!
    @ elizabeth- i will keep maximilian in my prayers. my 9 year old is a maximilian. if they need an interprator(spell?) let me know. my dad speaks fluent spanish.

  7. OH Praise God! I KNEW it! This precious baby as everyone has said and as you know with each of our dear children WILL be his own person his own personality...I have been praying so much for you and so do my children!
    I love you!

  8. Having gone through this, I can assure you that this baby - this wonderful gift - a gift to help heal - will not live in Jedi's shadow; but fulfill his presence to you and your family! There is a gap in our family too - a place that "should" be filled. I'm so thankful to God for giving us many blessings, not only to heal that long ago hurt (time does heal), but to have opportunities to love all the more!

    You are surely covered in prayer!

    God bless you and yours Elizabeth :)

  9. How exciting and what a blessing! I am praying for you and your family.

  10. Congratulations! And many prayers for you and your family.

  11. I am so happy and thankful that God has blessed you with another baby ~ and for sharing the great news with us! ;)

    Be assured of our prayers continuing with you on this journey...

  12. Wowee!! Congratulations, Elizabeth!!!

    I wonder if you are the ICAN momma we heard is due in November? :-)

  13. Congratulations! Your new baby could never be a replacement for Jedi, but I'm sure he will have a special place in your family given all you've experienced.

  14. OH how precious!!! Keeping you i my prayers Liz!!

  15. Congratulations. . . Be Not Afraid, and you listened! God bless all of you as you embark on this journey of new life. We are celebrating with you and sure that Precious Jedidiah Joseph is so happy to see all of you celebrating.

    Love and prayers to all.

  16. I love Shelly's post!
    And I am so thankful to know such a a faithfilled and courageous woman as yourself! -- and to be able to watch you GROW on your journey!
    Lots of love to you, precious lady,

  17. Congratulations Liz! I miss you on FB... I guess we will just have to make time to meet outside of that venue.

  18. Congratulations and blessings to all of you!!

  19. Congratulations Elizabeth. I am beyond happy with your news. This baby will be his own person fo certain. :)

  20. Elizabeth,
    There is nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman with her proud hand on her belly. You are glowing with the love of our Blessed Mother. Enjoy every kick, every turn, every punch from your sweet baby. Worship the belly!
    How wonderful...what a blessing.
    RN in PTC


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