Maxie's Little Brother

There is one thing in our lives right now that gives us lots of hope.  Hope of future happiness, hope of being a family again, hope of seeing a little bit of another little boy.  Maxie's little brother is due July 25, 2012.  140 days until we get to see his little face, snuggle with him, sing to him, and kiss him all over.  Mommy and Daddy cannot wait to meet you, Baby M!

Maxie, thank you for making sure that we got another baby boy!  He's exactly what we wanted!

Unknown Brother Lyrics


The Black Keys

Though I never met you

And we spoke not a word
Ill never forget you
From the stories that I've heard
For you unknown brother
My baby's mothers pain
Cause your soul is in heaven
But your memory remains

Unknown brother
Ill meet you someday
Unknown brother
We walk through fields 
Where children play

Your eyes shine bright
When you were a kid
Your sisters loved you
And all that you did
Big brother, big brother
Don't worry a bit
Your flame has not faded
Since the day it was lit

Your life was joy
Your mommas only boy
And when the skies are blue
Big brother
They're blue for you

We will smile like pictures
Of you as a boy
Before you retired
To Heavenly joy

Unknown brother
I'll meet you someday
Unknown brother
We walk through fields 
Where children play


Kim said...

Oh, ABBY! I am so, so so so so so happy for you and Ted. I say this knowing that.... it will never, ever ever fix what happened to you, or change the excruciating pain that you're suffering. I know it will never bring Maxie back. I know that you are probably terrified. All these things being true, I also want to help you celebrate this new life. I wish you only smooth sailing from here on in. I wish you only happiness, health, prosperity, peace, and joy. I will say a prayer for all four of you - your sweet family. Much love.

Stacy said...

Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy and much, much happiness to come. Your words have continued to bring tears from my eyes, and today's post most certainly did that.

Meg said...

I am so happy for you. I know that it doesn't change your grief or repair your heart, that nothing--beyond having Max back--could ever do that, but what a wonderful thing to get to know and love Max's brother. That song is perfect.

Mari Kirsten said...

So amazingly happy for you guys! I can't even put into words how wonderful this news is. I know it can't bring Maxie back, and it must be very scary, but I'm so hopeful for the future for you guys. Here's much love from our whole family. :)

Daphnazin said...

A blessing on your heads!

Joyce said...

Mazal tov a million times!

John Phillips said...

So awesome. Congrats.

Britt MacKenzie said...

Wishing you all the best, congratulations!!!

Kathleen said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm a stranger who has watched your grief from afar and I so, so glad for you.

Leslie K. said...

Mazel tov, mazel tov, mazel tov!! Wishing you a happy and peaceful pregnancy, Abbs. I know this doesn't take away the pain and grief, but it is wonderful news.

Soniarousseau1 said...

Congratulations on this wonderful news of your upcoming new addition I wish you all the best. Peace, love and happiness to you and your family x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - I am so happy for you and your family! You don't know me, but I have been incredibly touched by your story in ways I'm not even sure I know how to express in words. While this in no way takes away from the pain and grief you're feeling, I wanted to share with you in this joy.

Kristen Daley said...

I am so incredibly happy for you both. This is joyous news. Love to you and Ted!

Deborahturobiner said...

Mazal Tov! Somehow I stopped getting your posts and I wrongly assumed you stopped posting-wonderful news about Baby M, and still sending you lots of love and strength during this difficult time..... said...

Abby this is a beautiful poem. I feel so comforted and at the same time I feel like I have known you and your baby for a long time. By the way I just realice my husband Jared his birthday is july 25. We are not big on birthdays but every 21st of every month I realized how big my boy would have been. XOXO