Skip to comments.Thank you all
Posted on 12/06/2004 1:27:11 PM PST by Smedley
Thank you for your prayers and emotional support. Unfortunately, after four days of touch and go, the twins were delivered at less than 23 weeks. While they survived but a few hours, I nonetheless thank God for the blessing of that short time.
My wife endured immense pain and discomfort, as well as emotional ups and downs, for four days. She put in an effort that can be described only as heroic and selfless. This day she is my hero.
Again, thank you all, and if I can't find the effort to thank each and every one of you right now, please understand that it isn't for lack of my appreciation.
May the Lord comfort and bless....and heal and restore...
Prayers continue for you and your heroic wife. I'm so very sorry that it turned out this way.
I am so saddened at this news. My prayers are with you and your brave Wife!
My heart goes out to you and your wife. I am so sorry for your immense loss, but touched that even though their lives were short, they were a blessing to you none the less. May God give you comfort and peace.
Dear Smedley, I am so sorry. But you didn't lose your boys forever. They'll be waiting for you in Heaven. God bless your wife and you in this most sad time.
Prayers for all bump.
I'm sorry for your loss and pray for your and your wife's comfort and healing.
Prayers to you and your wife during this very difficult time. God bless.
I've been lifting you all up in prayer during these days. We are all sorry for your loss, Smed. Will now be praying for peace.
God bless you, your wife and your Angels.
Ditto BUMP to #2 and #3. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit (Psalms).
I'm sorry to hear that.
God Bless all of you.
I am so sorry for the loss of your little ones. May your angels watch over you and your wife, and God bless.
May He grant you peace and strength.
My prayers added for your comfort, your wife's healing, and the souls of the two precious ones gone to a greater reward.
Smedley, I am so sorry.
I'm so sorry. My prayers and best wishes go to you and your wife. I will pray for y'alls pain and sorrow to be eased and recovery for your wife.
May the Lord comfort and bless both you and your heroic wife.
I am so very, very sorry. Prayers going out for you and your wife.
I was thinking about you all this morning. I am so sorry for your loss. Being a mom is tough, and your wife has done it with grace and dignity.
I will pray for you, your wife, and for the two little angels.
Oh, Bud! I'm very, very sorry for your loss. Words fail me right now. I will pray that God will comfort you and your wife in this time of sadness. Your love for your wife is evident and inspiring. Give her lots of hugs and support and I'll be praying for you and your family.
A prayer for you, your wife and the twins.
Smedley, I am so very sorry. Though we don't understand, and the pain is unbearable especially for you, may you never doubt that the Lord's goodness shall prevail in your lives.
I think both you and your wife are heros. Beyond that, we don't always know Divine Purpose right away, and sometimes we never do. It's an article of faith to trust in events, and this will definitely put your faith to the test. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't find time to let yourselves grieve, mourn, comfort one another and be comforted. Time will heal, and our prayers are with you in that healing.
This was so well said, all I can add is "ditto."
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. My daughter's best friend also lost her twins last week at 22 weeks. Her little girl did not survive delivery and her little boy died within hours. She, too, was devasted by her and her husband's loss, but also thanked God for Her little Hope Marie & Christian. We pray that you and your wife, as well as Tanya & Casey, are blessed with children in the future!
God bless you, your wonderful wife and your two little angels.
Hold her close. She will need all your support. I'm sure she has all of ours.
2 Samuel - Chapeter 12
16 David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. 17 The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.
18 Then on the seventh day the baby died. David's advisers were afraid to tell him. "He was so broken up about the baby being sick," they said. "What will he do to himself when we tell him the child is dead?"
19 But when David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. "Is the baby dead?" he asked. "Yes," they replied. 20 Then David got up from the ground, washed himself, put on lotions, and changed his clothes. Then he went to the Tabernacle and worshiped the Lord. After that, he returned to the palace and ate.
21 His advisers were amazed. "We don't understand you," they told him. "While the baby was still living, you wept and refused to eat. But now that the baby is dead, you have stopped your mourning and are eating again."
22 David replied, "I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said, `Perhaps the Lord will be gracious to me and let the child live.' 23 But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me."
24 Then David comforted Bathsheba, his wife, and slept with her. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon.
What courage it took for your wife to endure such physical pain only to have to endure more psychological pain. There is no comfort on this earth other than prayer. There is no consolation. There is no pain killer for losing loved ones. I pray for God's comfort for you both. I pray your babies are with you all the rest of your days on earth. They will be your angels. Surely God, in His infinite wisdom, has a reason, incomprehensible to us though it is. All blessings to your family.
I hope that the emotional turmoil for you and especially your wife subsides very soon.
I'm so sorry.
Praying for you!
I am so, so, sorry for your loss and that of your wife.
Please know you are in our hearts and prayers, and accept a virtual hug from me and mine.
Go with God.
So very sorry for your loss - I must have missed your earlier post concerning the problems.
May God bless and comfort both of you. The babies are part of your lives and always will be. They will live in your hearts. So sorry you have to walk this sad path - it really hurts but you will go on and one day it will be easier.
My family will be praying for you and your good wife, that the Lord would comfort you, and heal you, and bless you in abundance when you are ready.
May the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
May the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
God bless you. He is good. You are not alone.
I'm praying for you and your wife.
For now, all I can recommend is that you comfort each other and allow yourselves to be comforted by the kindness of others. Again, I am so very sorry.
Vechnaya Pamits...Memory Eternal. May God Bless your twins, your wife and you...
I'm so very sorry.Will continue to keep you and your wife in my prayers.May the Lord give you strength and comfort at this devestating time.
Praying for you and your wife. So sorry.
Continued prayers for both you and your wife.
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