Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Great Loss

I have sat staring at the computer screen for a while, trying to pick the right words. Not sure there are any... So let's try this.

Imagine you are happily married to a wonderful husband and mother to two beautiful girls. Now you and your husband are anxiously waiting for your first son to be born. Filled with excitement, love and joy...


Now the day comes when the anticipation is over. Just as you thought your heart was filled with love for your daughters, your son is born. You now know your family could not be more complete.


Your two innocent little girls learn how to love fully and cherish their baby brother. They witness the great miracles of life while stepping into the role of BIG sister with their arms wide open, knowing no limits on love and life.


Imagine the warmth you feel inside while holding your precious baby. Seeing him smile, hearing him giggle and not even understanding how somebody so small and so young can make you feel so wonderful.



Now imagine not quite seven months after the birth of your baby boy, he is pulled into heaven after an accidental death.



Can you imagine it? No, neither can I.

Now imagine grieving while caring for your daughters, helping them understand where their brother went when in reality you don't understand yourself. Trying to stay positive and supportive yet your heart is breaking at the same time. Do you think that is enough to deal with? What if you didn't have funeral expense money saved? You never expected to suffer a loss so great... Now during the roughest time in your life you have a funeral expense hanging over your head to figure out how to pay. Trying to build up the strength and the courage to ask for help would seem overwhelming.

Vanessa Huebner is an old friend of mine. We went to school together. Her family has suffered a great loss and I can't imagine. Thinking of her during this time has made me feel guilty for even getting upset over what seems such simple things in life. I think we all at some point take for granted what we have {our children by our sides}. Vanessa and her husband asked for donations to the Keaton Huebner Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers for the funeral. It just wasn't enough. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo location by mentioning Keaton Huebner. I am asking publicly for any help. $1, $10, $100 any amount would be helpful. A paypal donation button is below for you to send money straight to the Huebner Family online if you are not near a Wells Fargo. Want to help but just don't have any extra money? Blog or tweet about this post and help me find donations. Helping erase this family's debt would be the biggest blessing right now.








Keaton's Obituary can be found here at Fort Worth Star Telegram to read more about him and his family. Also while you are there don't forget to sign the guest book because as you all know the Huebner family can use all the kind, supportive words and prayers they can get.

Thank you in advance!
Blessings to you...

17 comments:

Marti said...

Fine job of writing this. My condolences. I can't imagine the pain. Bless you for sharing.

@Marti_L

kagey10 said...

I am so sorry for your families loss. and of course for your friends.

Blessings and hugs.

@kagey10

'Nette said...

I just stumbled this, and I'm re-blogging it with a link back to your site. I am so sorry for your friends loss.

@daNanner on twitter

Linh said...

Heartbreaking. I cannot even imagine...

This really hits home for me. I have a baby daughter born on the same day. Going to cuddle her extra tight right now.

I'm so sorry for your friends.

Brandy said...

I am going to do what I can to help this family hun. I can not imagine being in that families place and I so hope they can get the money they need so they can grieve the way they should. It's hard enough grieving but adding debt to it can make it even harder.

Brandy said...

I have blogged about this if you want to read..asking everyone to donate $1 if they can...we can all donate $1 and give this family so much! http://mommybeewahm.blogspot.com/2009/01/helping-others.html

Mom Of Faith said...

This breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for their loss, and yours. I'll be blogging about this later today. Will post link then.

AnaRC said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your baby. I'll spread the word and count with our help. Please send a message once the paypal button is working.

DJane said...

Thank you all for the kind words! I do however, want to clear up any confusion... Keaton was not my son. Vanessa was Keaton's mommy and we know each other from grade school. I am working hard to get the button up by today. Currently at doctors office with my daughter but will notify everyone when it's done. Blessings to all!

Pink Heels said...

What a horrible event for anyone to experience. I hope that she is obtaining the necessary help to cope with this tremendous loss.

Therese said...

I am so so sorry for your friends loss. I cannot imagine, every part before the accident I can relate to. I have two daughters, myself and my husband just had a son 11 months ago, and it is heart wrenching what has happened.

I am going to blog about this before the end of the night, and try to donate what we can. This is the third case I have heard over the last year where something horrible has happened like this, and it really does put things in perspective.

Kristin said...

Awe no way! I'm in tears. I could never imagine...

Brandy said...

Just donated $3.00 from Brandy Tanner and Family! ((HUGS))

Lizzie said...

I'm so sorry.
Donated $5 to the fund.

Lizzie said...

You're welcome. :)

DuongS said...

There are no words to express the sorrow for this family. My prayers are with them. You are a great friend and i know this must have touched their hearts. God bless them.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh my, such a beautiful post. Such a beautiful baby. What a horrible loss :( *hugs* to you, to her, to all of you.

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