Sunday, November 23, 2008

Please say a prayer

Yesterday my dear friend Elli lost her baby girl. She was having an emergency c-section when they found that her placenta had ruptured. Sophia Susan was an otherwise perfect baby girl weighing 6 lbs 14 oz.
I can not imagine what she and her family are going through. The shock, sadness, and most of all, emptiness she must be feeling is heartbreaking.
Many of you know Elli. She is one of the most kind, friendly, and positive people I know. She told me something today that I found to be touching. She said that maybe God chose them because they have strong faith. At no time has she felt betrayed by that either. Elli and Tim are grateful because they donated their baby's heart valves. Already, some other baby is living because of her. That was a small source of comfort.
Please say a prayer for Elli. She needs them right now.
PS: They do plan to have a service here in Moorhead in a couple of weeks. She has to heal from her surgery before she can travel, so I am not certain on dates. I will post it, since some of you have known Elli as long as I have.


Jenay said...

Bonnie- That is soo hard. One of dave's very best friends lost their baby at 40 weeks and it has been such a journey for them and continues to be. There is nothing you can say, other than to be there for her. We will keep them in our prayers.

Anonymous said...


Elli and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot begin to imagine the pain they are going through.


Vicky said...

Oh this is so sad! My thoughts and prayers will be with them. What a beautiful gesture donating her heart valve to end someone's suffering, as their suffering is just beginning.

HHLSS said...

I just witnessed another family go through this and it is just heart breaking. Elli and her family are in my prayers.

ABCDH said...

What!?! I had no idea she was pregnant again.
O, my, my, my.
My heart is breaking for her and Tim.

Erin said...

I don't know if I'd want to hear this right now if I were in Elli's shoes, but I'll say it here. I was thinking about this yesterday and a voice inside my head said, "Maybe God really needed Sophia in heaven with Him." I don't understand it, but I think it was the Holy Spirit. What a heartbreaking, life-altering event for them. Sophia weighed exactly what Hope did at birth.

TBRKO said...

Elli has said something along those lines Erin. I am so moved by her faith and strength. Obviously you can't always be that way, but she is inspiring.
She is such an amazing person outside of this all. I think that is partly was is so heartbreaking.

Pout Baby Boutique said...

My heart is breaking for them. How tragic - my thoughts and prayers are with them.


Melissa said...

I can finally comment on this today without tearing up. This has been on my mind CONSTANTLY all weekend. Elli is probably the nicest/ funniest person I know and I am sure her baby Sophia would have beem alot like her.