Thursday, March 2, 2006

A Sad Day For One Of Our Own

One of our own (at HSB and Five in a Row) has gone on to be with the Lord. While this is wonderful for her, she leaves behind a husband and five children, ages 10, 8, 5, 2, and a newborn.

Missey was loved by many in the homeschooling community and had started many helpful on-line groups and had so much wisdom and knowledge to share when it came to homeschooling our precious children.

Yesterday, March 1st, Missey went in for her 5th C-section and sadly never came out. Here is an update from the Yahoo group she had started, Basically Beechick. It is an update from one of the ladies who talked with Missey's mother-in-law:

I called and talked to her mil. She was SO thankful that I called and SO appreciative that we are passing this news through the homeschool community, as they are very happy that so many are praying for them.

She said that yesterday Missey went in to get her stress test that she's been getting every 2 weeks. The test showed that Missey was loosing amniotic fluid and that she had lost enough of it for it to be alarming. That's when they decided to go ahead and take the baby. After they lifted the baby from her body, some of the amniotic fluid got into her blood stream and caused a blood clot, which is what caused her death. She never came out of surgery. Her mil said that this only happens 1 in 200,000. But it happened to our Missey.

She said that the girls are holding up OK. She said that they all slept, no clung, together in their bed last night. The oldest got up at one point and asked if little Nathan could also sleep with them, so they moved him into the bed with the 3 girls. She said that Tom is just in a daze. He has gone to the hospital this morning to be able to feed the baby.

She told me that if I needed I could call back any time. She was so appreciative of my call and concern. I told her that she couldn't imagine that number of homeschool moms who are praying for their family right now. I told her that I was passing this horrible news along to places that I visit, but that Missey didn't. I told her that I've prayed this same prayer for other homeschool mom's families that I didn't know and that I know other homeschool moms who didn't even know Missey would be doing the same.

Tom and Missey had chosen a name for the baby, but after Missey passed on they decided to name the baby Melissa Kate.

Let's be in MUCH prayer for this family. I can't even begin to imagine the pain and shock they are going through right now. Kinda makes everything else that seems so important very, very unimportant.

Off to hug my babies a little bit harder...

1 comment:

Janne said...

This just breaks my heart :(