My dear friend Julie has suffered a loss today. Julie is pregnant with her second child. She is going to deliver her baby in about 4 weeks. She and her sister were so excited to be pregnant at the same time. Sadly, her sister discovered on Thursday during a routine ultrasound that something was possibly wrong with her baby. The doctor ordered an amnio to see if they could determine the problem. When she came back to the doctor today to find out the results, they did another ultrasound and discovered that sometime between Thursday and today the baby boy had died. She was induced and gave birth to the little guy they have named Luke. Luke could have never survived in this world with the body that was developing.
Why does God allow this? Why do innocent babies and children have to suffer. Why does He give loving mothers and fathers a child only long enough for them to fall in love, and then they are gone. I do not know the answers to these questions, I can only pray that God gives the entire family comfort and peace during this difficult and sad time. I pray that Julie will stay healthy and that her child will be born safely in May. I pray that the new child will not sadden the family by reminding them all of Luke, but bring joy and happiness...hope for the future.
Please pray for Julie, her sister, and the entire family grieving the loss of little Luke.