Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's a sad day...

Today, my friend from elementary school, Destiny (Rater) Peters, lost her baby boy. Braxton Lee Peters was born today around 4 this morning. Destiny was induced yesterday at 7:30 am. Everything looked to be going great. She labored all day. She reached 10 cm and began pushing. After about 10 pushes or so... the nurse couldn't find the baby's heartbeat. They performed an emergency c-section on her in a matter of minutes. However, 6 lb. 14 oz. little Braxton with big feet and his daddy's dark hair didn't make it. It is a sad day. They were able to hold, bath and dress him. They took the family picture. But it all seemed like a cruel nightmare. We mourn the loss of a little boy, but we rejoice because we know he is with our Father. So, now instead of rocking her little boy tonight, Destiny is stuck in a hospital room on the maternity floor of Home Hospital. She has the stretch marks and the scar of a baby that is not with her. I can't imagine her grief. She has to plan a funeral and write an obituary... when she should be adjusting to a new sleep schedule and figuring out how to work a breastpump. My heart breaks for her. I am begging for your prayers for her and her family. She is a wonderful person and I love her dearly.

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