Monday, January 31, 2011

Count your Blessings, as we never know when they will be taken from us

I have struggled over the past couple of days wether I would share this on my blog and ultimately, I have decided to write a short post.
My 19 year old daughter and her boyfriend of 4+ years found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. After a short adjustment period we were all looking forward to welcoming a new member to the family. On Christmas day she had some serious difficulties. She was young and we all (including the Doctor's) hoped that she could recover and have a healthy baby.
Last week things took another turn for the worse and we were sent to Vancouver (8 hrs away) to the specialty maternity hospital. 
I am devastated to say that my grandson David Edward Doria Fletcher was born on Friday January 28 just after 4:00 PM (after 24 hrs of labour). He was just too young and far too small (355 grams) to fight and my daughter and her boyfriend's lives will be forever changed.
My heart was shattered watching their pain, and ultimately I could do nothing to take away their pain. I know time will allow them to heal as my words just do not seem adequate. All I have to offer them is my willingness to listen.
Please forgive me if I am absent from my blog for the immediate future. Thank you for understanding.


  1. Hi Lisa, I was afraid that your absence was not good news. My thoughts are with you all.

  2. Oh Lisa that news is heartbreaking for you all. Take the time you need to grieve for your loss but also know that out here in blogland there are a lot of kind and caring people who will help you through. Do whatever gets you through.

  3. Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing children is the worst; I've been through it and all you can do is wait for time to pass. It will get better, with time. Your daughter is lucky to have you to help her though this. Take care of yourself.

  4. Hi Lisa! I just stumbled across your blog while browsing MQR.
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs and prayers go out to your family.
    Hope to see you at Debra's in June!

  5. I am so sorry, Lisa...just so sorry for your loss and your children too. Prayers and hugs to you.

  6. just came at your blog for the 1 time and i understand the pain your family is dealing with
    i have no children but my sister had the same problem and i understands you verry much
    i thing of you hughts hilde from belgium

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your Daughter's & the families loss it will i am sure live in your hearts forever but will pray that as time passes the hurt will heal & you will be able to think of your grandson with love & not so many tears
    Hugs Janice

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss, many prayers for peace from my heart to yours.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.