Sunday, June 29, 2008
Josh and Cali would like to invite anyone that would like to celebrate Mac's life to attend. If you plan to attend, we ask that you bring a yellow, red, or orange balloon to be let off at a certain point during the ceremony. If you cannot attend because of distance and would still like to take part in remembering little Mac, you can let off a balloon from your location at 11:30 am.
Please contact Natalie (Cali's mom) at 450-9167 or email@example.com if you have any questions. ~Erin
Friday, June 27, 2008
As we spent time with baby Mac this morning the feeling in the room was incredible. An amazing amount of peace and comfort rested upon everyone present. We could feel that God was with us and that he loves Josh, Cali and Mac so much. We were all in tears as we took turns holding Mac and spending the short time we had with his little earthly body. All in the room could feel that Mac's spirit, although not in his body, was very much with us.
Mac came to this earth to receive a body and in receiving that body, has brought our families closer to Christ and to each other. We love our Savior and are so grateful that He has made it possible for us to live as eternal families someday. I believe the effect Mac's short life will have on our family will stretch far beyond today. We love you little Mac!
Josh and Cali seem to be handling this incredibly well. Although very hard, they seem very at peace with the situation. They are so strong and we love them so much!!!
Thank you to each of you for the love and support you have been showing to Josh and Cali. I know it means a lot to them during this difficult time. I will continue to update this blog with information until they are feeling up to it. I am also in the process of setting up a blog dedicated to little Mac and will post the link as soon as possible.
With Much Thanks and Love,
Erin (Josh's big sister)
P.S. A Baby Mac memorial fund is in the process of being set up at Wells Fargo Bank by Kimberly Moore. I will post more information about it as soon as I get it. If you are interested in donating to it, please contact Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This morning they went in for another stress test on baby Mac. Sadly, the doctor's were unable to find a heartbeat. Cali said that she could feel him kicking and moving last night and that he even had the hiccups, so his passing must have occured sometime during the night. They are absolutely heartbroken, as we all are, but they are in good spirits and are doing as well as can be expected.
Cali has been induced and has started having contractions. They have given her an epidural and expect baby Mac to arrive sometime during the night or early morning.
After Mac has been born, they will allow the family to spend six hours with him. After that, they will take his body to be autopsied (to find out what caused his death) and then they will prepare his little body for burial. They expect to have his funeral service on Monday or Tuesday sometime.
We visited the hospital twice today to see them and both times there was a very strong feeling of peace there with them. We know that Heavenly Father loves them and is watching over them during this difficult time. We are grateful as a family for the knowledge we have of the plan of salvation. We know we will see baby Mac again.
We love you baby Mac!
Please keep Josh and Cali in your thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I then went back to my Dr. on Friday to evaluate my test and learned that I have developed preeclampsia, which means my blood flow to the placenta has decreased. This can be a huge concern so she put me on bed rest... I go back in on Monday (tomorrow) to make sure I haven't leeked more amniotic fluid and then go again on Tuesday to meet with my Dr. (he'll be back in town by then) so for now it's just a waiting game to see if any of the conditions have become worse and see what needs to be done from there! I'll try to keep everyone updated, but thanks to everyone for your love and concern!!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My Parents have these really awkward posts in the front of their house that my Mom wanted to get rid of but they are holding up the house so that wasn't really an option! :) Josh decided to "wrap" them (that's definitely a boy term and I still have no idea what it means...) but now that they are done they look AMAZING!!! Alex would not leave Josh's side while he was doing this and was totally impressed that Josh new how to use a nail gun and that he was willing to let him help. I was so proud of Josh and his excitment to help my rents. Thanks babe for always being so handy and using your talent to help everyone!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
And More FOOD!
Girls idea of fun...
Then there are the boys!!!
TJ finally graduated!! Something none of us thought would be done... :) No but seriuosly we are all very proud of her and her efforts during the last couple of years. Between choir and art classes she has kept busy but school is now over and she's got her whole life ahead of her! We had a family get together to celebrate and had a blast. Great grandma Mingo came (she's huddled up in a blanket in the first pic), both sets of grandparents, some of my aunts and uncles, a couple cousins and of course the boyfriend Brandon. It was so much fun!! Now if the weather would only heat up so we would don't have to use blankets and in jackets at the beginning of JUNE!!!