on a more serious note…

so a few weeks ago i got an email from a college friend, saying that he had a baby cousin born (his cousin’s baby) and she ended up being sick. they found out she had a “coarctation of the aorta” and after surgery and some ups and downs, she ended up passing away. little andie grace was only three weeks old and fought hard during her short life but just wasn’t able to make it (a blog was kept through her time and can be found here: andiegrace.blogspot.com). i got the email that she had passed on sunday and just burst into tears. i couldn’t even tell brandon what had happened without crying again, and i don’t even know her family!

anyway, i just had to get my sadness out somewhere. i thought it was very sweet–apparently the hospital she was at uses beanie babies for the kids in the hospital, so in lieu of flowers they are asking that people bring/send beanie babies to be donated to the hospital. i am off to purchase some beanie babies now…

ugh. i can barely get through writing this post without getting choked up. for some reason this little punkin’s story has really touched me…

One thought on “on a more serious note…

  1. This quote immediately came to mind while I was reading your post, so I thought I’d share it with you.

    “A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it….”


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