Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Rough Night

I watched a baby die this morning. We tried to save her but I think she was gone before she even got to us. When her mom entered the room I witnessed a grief reaction so intense and unlike anything I've ever seen in my 6 years in health care. My heart ached for them and I couldn't help but say a little prayer as I stood helplessly unable to give them comfort. These are challenging cases but I'm so grateful for my knowledge of the gospel and eternal families. Even with that knowledge I hope I never have to face that kind of sorrow in my lifetime.
Needless to say I needed some cheering up when I got home. I found just that while admiring my little attempt at a flower garden. We absolutely love our house and feel blessed to live here and I had a great time beautifying it last Saturday. I sure did have a "miss my mommy moment" though when I was picking out flowers alone. Enjoy the pictures and do me a favor and hug your babies/husbands a little tighter today!




5 comments:

Chas and Ashly Johnson Family said...

I love the house. It is very Colonial. Sad about work, that breaks my heart especially having Grady so close to that age.

Jason & Kelli West said...

Oh Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear about that. That is so sad for the couple. Trying for 13 years and then to have that happen. But on the bright side your flowers are looking great. it all looks so beautiful!!

Leslie said...

Yeah Sis, your yard and flowers do look really nice. I can grow vegis, but have always stunk at flowers for some reason.
Sorry you had to have that experience at work. I don't know how you deal with it, I don't think I could.

Dan & Jen said...

Wow, Steph, that work experience is terrible. Makes me sick to my stomach. 13 years is so long to try for a baby. Oh, awful! I will for sure give Syd an extra hug today.

I totally love your house! It is so darn cute and your yard is beautiful.

Karly said...

Ok more details please. 12 week old babies don't just die! (One reason why I quit primary childrens though...) it's sick! MIss you!