Kyle’s Due Date

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Today. Valentine’s Day.

I love my husband more than anything – so you think this post would be all about him. And I know that most likely Kyle wouldn’t have been born on his due date.

But I just can’t help but share his story again, today.

It just seems right.

Because the last roses I held I put on his grave.

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So here it is. For me. For you. Kyle’s Story:

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About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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  1. I am very sorry for your loss. Our first born son Nicholas was stillborn on August 12, 2012 at 40 weeks. Although our stories are very different we both are grieving mothers. Thank you for sharing Kyle’s story. I will keep you and your family on my thoughts…….Monica

    • Monica and Kim,
      We, unfortunately, all belong to the sisterhood of mothers who lost their precious children to micarriage or stillbirth. Nearly 6 years after I lost my first child to severe Down’s Syndrome that caused a miscarriage at eleven weeks (I have an adorable 4 year old now, whom I love and appreciate dearly), I still feel remarkable empathy over your stories and your losses. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, as will your little ones. God bless you and your families.

      Sincerely, Charity

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  3. Wow! God is merciful. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for your honesty. You are honoring God and helping so many of us with your love and faith in Him. Thank you!!!

  4. I just watched Kyle’s Story and have read several blog entries and tears fill my eyes. I cannot fathom such faith–even after your admitted struggle with it–in God’s perfect will through this loss. We lost a baby only 5 weeks into a pregnancy, about a year ago, and I still struggle with the “whys”. Your story shows me that I can have hope and let go of the brokenness that is holding me back. Thank you for your openness. God bless!

  5. THANK YOU for sharing your story, so full of Godly hope and love. It struck home for me with losing two little ones within three months in 2011. On Valentine’s Day, I will hug those precious children in my life and remember that life is fragile. We have an ETERNAL hope in Christ Jesus for all who believe in Him. How blessed I am with my beloved David after two sweet babies lost (and my precious Anna after Ovarian cancer). God works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him. God BLESS you. Your family will be in my prayers.

  6. I know what you are going through, so I’d like to give you a big virtual hug today. Our daughter also had a pregnancy with a terminal diagnosis of acrania/anencephaly. They chose to celebrate every minute they were given. Amalya Nathaniel was born on September 10, 2012 and lived one hour and twenty minutes outside the womb. God carried us through it all and He has proven Himself faithful. As an artist, I made a memorial quilt for him, http://mariaelkins.com/amalya

  7. Your story touched me on a personal level as my son was suspected of having Trisomy 18. The odds were 1 in 10. I remember reading everything I could get my hands on during those 13 days we waited for confirmation, as we had already decided to continue the pregnancy. My story turned out very different from yours as my son is healthy with no issues. However, reading your journey is an excellent reminder on just how blessed I am and I needed that reminder today. I appreciate your raw honesty and heartfelt posts. Your deep love for the precious life God created shines through. Kyle’s legacy will continue. Many prayers for you and your beautiful family.

  8. I have buried 3 baby boys due to a blood clotting disorder we couldn’t control. It stinks. Horribly. Some day, when we get to the gloryland, we will know exactly why. I am so sorry that you have joined my little group of sad moms and if you lived closer, I would come and just hold your hand. I am so sorry. Eph 3:20 was the verse I stood and still stand on. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can dream or imagine….to Him be the glory!!! I just knew something good would come out of the murky dispair. 3more boys have come along since then, and can you imagine the party there will be in Heaven? Come, Lord Jesus and come quickly!!!
    Saying a prayer for your sweet heart tonight,
    Melody
    Lodypgentry@gmail.com. (would love to be a penpal if you want)

    Visiting from MoneySavingMom.com

  9. Hi Kim =) thank you for sharing your story you have done a beautiful job with your blog and have created such beautiful memories for the time you had with sweet Kyle, I wish I could come give you a hug! I know you are such a blessing to me and many others and because of your strength in Christ you will be able to comfort so many others! 2 Corinthians 1:4
    Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

  10. I stumbled across your story from Money Saving Mom. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but it was something that I needed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. Thank you for reminding me that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and helps us through difficult times.

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