Today's post is dedicated to a wonderful friend of ours Holly, her husband Joe, and their un-born baby, Cullen.
As I've spent the last 9 months wrapped up in my own sadness, grief, and despair I have learned a lot. I have learned about myself, my friends, and what truly matters. There are many days where no condolences or hugs will make the pain any easier. But there are also days where I forget the pain, and relish in the memories I have. I can only hope, that Holly's journey will lead her to the same place. To the place where someday - the good days outnumber the bad. You see, Holly, Joe, & Cullen are in the beginning stages of their life together, as Holly is just 22 weeks pregnant, and have received devastating news.
Holly goes into more detail on the blog she has created Carrying Cullen, but Cullen has Anencephaly, a fatal neural tube defect. This means so many things for their family, but most importantly means that these 9 months inside Holly will be much more time together than they will have after he is born. I wouldn't have put this on the internet for everyone to read if I didn't think there was a purpose. My purpose today, is brought to you via Holly - the most faith-based, God-trusting woman in my life. Won't you please pray for them - send them good wishes - good vibes, whatever your heart leads you to do.
I have grieved and cried for their family of three for the last two weeks, because this is not how life is supposed to work. The parents are never supposed to bury their baby, and people as truly GOOD as Holly and Joe should never have to experience this type of pain. For my good friends, for babies and families to come, please pray.