When I was picking up my diaper bag from a baby boutique last week, I saw some business cards on the counter. One of them said "Magdalena Grace Roberts" and then "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world." I immediately thought that it might be a business card for imprinting babies' hands- or footprints in plaster; something I have seen done that I am planning to do with Evy. I grabbed the business card and stuck it in my planner, not thinking much about it.
This morning, I was looking through my planner and came across the card. I was still curious about it, so I typed in the web address. I quickly noticed that it was a personal blog, and it was about a baby: Magdalena Grace Roberts, a little baby girl with a chromosome disorder that they diagnosed her with around 22 weeks.
And then I was stunned.
I saw that a post had been made today around 5 in the morning: Magdalena had passed away. Today. I quickly looked back at posts to try and get the back story, but I am still just completely stunned that I came across this website today, of all days.
The only responses I can form are grief for this family (who are strong Christians) and humble praise that (God-willing, as far as we know) Evy is healthy. There are times when it's so easy to take for granted that I've had a normal pregnancy, and we haven't had to sit in a doctor's office and hear devastating news.
Like I said, this isn't a happy-go-lucky post, but when God times things like this, it's important to pay attention. Pray for this family and for their strength. I for one am going to be complaining a lot less today.
Here is the website.