Jonah's Mommy, Wendy
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I recently, August 6, 2009, lost my beautiful baby boy, Jonah David. I was due July 17, ironically enough I did not go into labor this day, but my grandfather passed away instead. I went into labor July 19th early in the morning and had Jonah via c-section at 2:41 that afternoon. I had a c-section only because labor wasn't progressing. He weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. BIG BOY! He was screaming his little head off, and I loved that sweet sound. Little did I know that I would be the only time I would hear Jonah cry.
You can read his story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/jonahdavid
He was a miracle. Based on all medical science, I should have never carried him. But God had big plan for Jonah. Not only was I allowed to meet him but I was in his presence for 17 amazing days. It was the most unbelievable time that words cannot describe. He went through 4 open heart surgeries and he had doctors scratching their heads wondering how he was surviving on little support. But his journey with us ended on August 6th, in my arms. He has a much larger journey ahead of him in Heaven. He taught me more about life and myself in 17 days than I had learned in 34 years of being on Earth. He was a fabulous little man that touched so many lives. 8 weeks later, his doctors still keep in touch with us. He amazed them. His courage and bravery was more than most adults can muster up.
I am also blessed with a wonderful 6-year old boy, Elijah. He is the reason I keep going each day!

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At 10:38am on July 18, 2010, Rory Duran said…
Wendy, I will face this heartache next month on August 5. I am dreading it and my prayers are with you. I will light a candle for your precious angel and keep you close in my thoughts tomorrow. Wish I could ease your pain and give you a hug to comfort you.
At 9:25am on June 9, 2010, Gerry Fiden said…
Wendy,
Your brothers comment was insensitive. Unfortunately,for you, he doesn't know any better. His spouse can and probably will be replaced,and he will forget the pain of his loss. Your precious little boy can not, as one child can't take the place of another,and your pain will always be there. You will always grieve and love Jonah. My heart goes out to you.
I am glad you found us, but sorry you are here.
God be with you,
Gerry
At 11:44pm on June 8, 2010, Rory Duran said…
I read your post about your brother's comment - oh my gosh! Does he have a brain? I am so sorry for the deep hurt you must feel. I know your intellect tells you he doesn't understand but your heart is wounded by his insensitivity. There is no way one can compare these two losses. His was made by a choice - yours was forced on you against your will. I am so very sorry for the pain you must be feeling. I wish I had the words or magic phrase that would make it all better. I am so glad you came here to share your hurt. I hope it helps you process it. I will keep you close in prayer.
At 2:56pm on May 26, 2010, Colleen Dore said…
Wendy, It has been 10 months since my son Robby Died, and I have cried every single day. NO ONE, has the right to tell us how we should grieve or how we should handle the other siblings. Until a person loses a child they can never ever feel what we feel and have no right to tell us how we should act or how to handle our lives. You came to the right place with this message, our group is here for you, to vent! I found most people have no idea how we feel, and they always say the wrong things to us. Sometimes this is the only place to come. Good luck I will pray for your strength.
At 9:34am on May 25, 2010, Rory Duran said…
Oh, Wendy - I ache for you. People do the dumbest things thinking they are being "helpful". Unless one has walked this path, they cannot begin to comprehend the emptiness in our soul and the longing we have to hold our little ones just once more. My grandson Logan also had open heart surgeries and although we had him for 14 months, he sprouted his angel wings and flew home to heaven last October. The hospital experience is unique and the time in PICU is confusing at best. My daughter has a 4 year old that she concentrates on and sometimes I think that is the only way she copes. You're right, that outsiders don't hear the conversations we have with the children - and wouldn't it be sad to have this loss the main focus of their day. They adjust at their pace. I will pray for this woman for enlightenment and for you for peace.
At 7:44pm on May 24, 2010, Susan - Donny's Mom said…
Wish I could give you a hug for having a bad day. The only thing I can say is people just don't know how to say things in the right context. I am sure you are listening to your son and letting him express himself when ever he wants to. You are his mother and you know him better than anyone.
Try and let that comment go...write it down on a piece of paper and tear it up or burn it in a fireplace.
get it off your mind and have confidence in your Mom feelings.
Try to avoid that person if they upset you too much. Stay around kinder, more understanding people who keep their comments to themselves.
Hugs coming your way.
Tomorrow will be 6 months since we lost our 39 yr old son to Sudden Death in his sleep. He will always be in our hearts. Kind good friends have helped us along our sad road.
At 10:15am on February 27, 2010, Jonah's Mommy, Wendy said…
Thank you for taking the time to read about him, Lisa. I'm so sorry for your loss of Chad. Throughout my expeirence, everyone understands that it is the worse thing a person could go through. But one step past my grief would be losing a child that I watched grow up into a beautiful person. I'm heartbroken that I have to dream about what Jonah would have become. When I read the stories on here and most are adult children, it's devastating. You're in my prayers.
At 3:12pm on February 26, 2010, Lisa Hobrook said…
Wendy,

I read about your beautiful son. I just wanted you to know that. Lisa (Chad's Mom)
At 11:06pm on October 21, 2009, Diane said…
I am glad you were blessed to know your son if only for a short time and also sorry that you had to endure losing him. Jonah was a great gift to you and I admire how you can look on the positives of having him in your life. My "baby" Ryan was 18 when he died four years ago. Like you I know Ryan taught me so many things in the time he was here. You take care of yourself and your blessed Elijah. I wish you well.
At 3:54pm on October 20, 2009, sue ferrante said…
dearest wendy my little kattie is now with GOD ,they placed kattie in Susan's arms and took her off the machine and a few mins. later she took her last breath, will write later Jonah and kattie are at peace .
peace Sue
 
 
 

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