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Welcome Little Angel Grayson James Walker

Monday, January 23, 2012

My New Friend

I recently met another mommy whose baby girl had anencephaly.  She came over to my house a few weeks ago and we talked for hours.  The most interesting thing about how we met is that two different people connected me with her.  One of the people I teach with, and the other I randomly talked to a fabric store.  One of the teachers I teach with told me about a young lady whom she believed had a baby two years ago with anencephaly.  I was shocked to find out that there may be someone I could talk to.  She gave me the girl's letter and phone number about a month before Christmas, but I didn't call. I wasn't sure what to say and was just busy with the holidays.  I continued to think about talking to her and finding out how she went through her journey.

Christmas time came and my sister in law and I were at Hancock's.  We were looking for fabric for Ellie, Noah, and Grayson's appliques.  I wanted to find the perfect fabric for the outfits that they would wear to welcome Grayson.  We were talking about how to do appliques and a lady started explaining to us how easy it was.  She talked about her business and her grandchildren.  She reassured us that it wouldn't be too hard.  I walked off for a few minutes to continue looking at different fabrics.  When I returned, the lady had tears in her eyes. I figured that Candy must have told her about Grayson.  No quicker than I could say something about him, she said that she couldn't believe it.  She knew someone whose baby had anencephaly.  Wow, I could talk to two women about their journeys through anencephaly.  As we talked, she told us that she knew it must be God that we met.  She actually started a line of dresses to remember the baby.  I was so excited.  She said that I should really meet this young lady, and we exchanged numbers.

I couldn't wait to talk to both of these women.  Two days later, Mary called me and emailed me.  After reading her email, I got the chills.  She informed me that in two months time, two different women had passed along her information to women who were having babies with anencephaly.  Little did she know that I was the same person whom both of these women gave the information to.  We talked for a while after I called her and planned to meet the following Saturday.  I felt so relieved to know that I could have someone to talk to and bond with that had been through the very same thing.  The reason this was so special was because 98% of women who find out they're having a baby with anencephaly terminate their pregnancy.  This means that there aren't alot of people to talk to, especially in the same city.

I am sure that Mary and I will have a friendship that lasts for years to come.  She has already offered so much support about everything.  We looked at pictures of her little girl and talked about both of our angels.  God has blessed her so much and helped her.  I know He is going to do the same for me because He has promised me this because I am his child.

25 comments:

  1. I love you! I am so glad that we met!

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  2. I am so happy for you that you've found comfort through new friends. It always helps when you personally know someone who has gone through the same situation. May the sorrowful mother's peace surround you and keep you safe.

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  3. I'm so glad you met Mary :) I just love her!

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  4. Your story has truly touched my heart. Id never even heard of Anencephaly until now. You are a very inspirational and strong family. Im sorry for your loss, but Im happy youve found comfort through new friends.
    RIP Grayson, youve touched my life forever.
    XXX
    Mandy

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  5. Graysons story has deeply touched my heart as well. Your family is an inspirstion. You very easily could have sat and felt sad and sorry for yourselves but you instead chose to celebrate Graysons life and make the most of the short time you were given with him. That is amazeing! Only through your Christian faith in God were you able to weather this storm and find peace. He has a purpose for each of his children. Little Graysons was to touch hearts. And he more than acomplished that. May god bless your family and your little Angel in Heaven. Precious baby Grayson. I will never forget him.

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  6. Hello my name is ashlee, I heared about your story on baby bump... First of all I want to start by telling you how beautiful Grayson is!! I am praying for you and your family.. I too just had a son on January 27th named Grayson James he had full trisomy 13 he lived for 8 hours .. I know how strong of a mother you are and how hard this time is! My prayers are with you and your family! Big hugs to heaven to our Graysons!

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  7. I am a pro life advocate and never feel it is man's place to interrupt God's plan. What a wonderful family you are and how sweet that God chose you to be Grayson's family. I lost my precious 17 year old son when he and his sweet daddy were killed in a jeep accident in 1983. I am so sorry you did not get to keep Grayson that long but we all will have a tremendous amazing reuion one day!

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  8. Your strength and courage has truly inspired me. I was 20 weeks pregnant with my son Ian Gabriel when the ultra sound determined he had passed away. On January 20, 2012 our son went home to be with Jesus. My heart goes out to you. God Bless you and your family.
    Nancy

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  9. Out of the blue today my coworker asked me to watch your youtube video documenting Grayson's life. She had no idea that 9 years ago my daughter was born with anencephaly. I did watch and my heart broke all over again knowing exactly how you felt and are now feeling. Maybe God laid this in my path to remind me of my sweet angel baby or maybe He wanted me to let you know there are other women who have been through this and God will walk with you through it all. You will never forget sweet baby Grayson and I praise you for all the strength you and your family have shown. God Bless you all!

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  10. i love you baby boy!! Not a day goes by when i dont think of you!! i am soooo pround to be your daddy. You have touched so many hearts son.....one day soon ill see you agian!! we will worship our creator side by side!! i love and miss you champ!
    i love you,
    Daddy

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  11. My wife and I just delivered our child to heaven.
    Thank you for your inspirational story.

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  12. I came across your story today in the British press, and I wanted to write and say how beautiful your little boy is. In September 2010, I gave birth to a baby boy at 27 weeks who had anencephaly as well. The strength you have is extradionary and I wish I've got the strength that you and your husband have. I know in heaven our beautiful little boys are playing together.
    x

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  13. As mother of a little angel who was born at 24 weeks and lived for 5 hours I just wanted to say I think you are a remarkable familie. And I am sure grayson knew how much you all loved him

    Marian Benjamin's Mother

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  14. Stopped by after seeing news article about your issue with FB and posting your precious baby's pics. So sorry they are treating you like that. FB likes to bully it's people like that. A dear brother in Christ was in terrible accident, and FB was giving the "author" a hard time with legal rights and other junk. You should never think you have to "get over it" w/the loss of ur little angel. Your life has been forever changed and touched by his momentary presence in your lives. One day, you'll see him in glory! :)

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  15. God Bless you and your family for being able to do the 1 thing that every parent should be able to do and that is to have unconditional love for your child.To many parents only want a child if that child is perfect. The truth is Grayson was perfect he had the most important thing that makes a beautiful person and that was a beautiful heart. I send all my prayers and blessings to you and your entire family.

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  16. When i was in nursing school, i did my senior internship in labor & delivery, i saw many babies being brought into the world, but the only one that i will truly remember was a precious baby boy named christian, he too had what grayson had. The new mother was in labor, she was having twins, they new they were having one baby that would not survive.it was almost time for me to go home,i was getting nervous i didnt want to be there for the birth.but then they rushed her in for a c-section.he was born with no eyes, and a small little hole for a nose, he didnt cry, he just cooed, he was beautiful! i was lucky enough to be a part of this precious babies life, i even got to do his footprints for the parents. i am so glad that i was still there! i am sure your son touched many people that day,,God Bless!!

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  17. Just wanted to let you know that no matter what the media holds to you, you are truly a REMARKABLE woman! I pray that you find your strength, as I can only imagine how hard it is. I'm sorry that you have to go through this. Your little angel Grayson was beautiful, no matter what and he is very lucky to have had such a loving family! You really are the true meaning of "family". I will keep you in my prayers and may you always be blessed.

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  18. Thankyou for sharing these precious pictures of your family and beautiful and I do mean beautiful little baby grayson who is now in our Heavenly Father's presence. I am so touched by what an inspiration you are to me, you are truly a woman who is a great role model and I am so thankful to have seen your pictures and read your story. May God bless you and your family for sharing and celebrating this wonderful little life, Grayson, with the world. Your story has touched my heart and I do pray for you and your family during this time. You are so blessed to be the parents of such an awesome, beautiful baby. Face book is so wrong, and I support your family completely.

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  19. such an amazing tribute to a precious Angel,
    God Bless you Grayson James Walker <3

    SAFELY HOME

    I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
    Oh so happy and so bright!
    There is perfect joy and beauty
    In this everlasting light.

    All the pain and grief is over,
    Every restless tossing passed;
    I am now at peace forever,
    Safely home in Heaven at last.

    Did you wonder I so calmly
    Trod the valley of the shade?
    Oh, but Jesus' love illumined
    Every dark and fearful glade.

    And He came Himself to meet me
    In that way so hard to tread;
    And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
    Could I have one doubt or dread?

    Then you must not grieve so sorely,
    For I love you dearly still,
    Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
    Pray to trust our Father's will.

    There is work still waiting for you,
    So you must not idly stand;
    Do it now, while life remains,
    You shall rest in Jesus' land.

    When that work is all completed,
    He will gently call you Home;
    Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
    Oh, the joy to see you come!

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  20. There is no greater joy in life than the birth of a child. We has humans are conditioned by heart to accept what life is given. We make changes as we see fit so many times those changes are made without the thought of another human beings feelings or emotions in mind. To accept a love so deep and rare of that child is only another form of the miracle within birth.

    The blessing, strength, profound love and acceptance of another no matter what life has given you is a true testament to the human soul and heart. There is no greater gift. I am so honored to have been able to share Grayson's Life with each of you, all be it short, Grayson's impact is far greater than most will ever know nor understand. The world as been given gifts in each of you as parents and people. Much Love, Blessings, & Sweet Hugs

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  21. Heather & family,
    I hope you take comfort in the fact that Grayson's life was truly extraordinary- to have reached so many strangers emotionally is no minor feat. Your little boy has accomplished more in his few hours on Earth than most people accomplish in lifetimes. In November 2010, my husband, our two kids and I experienced the loss of our beautiful son at birth due to nuchal cord. While our struggles are different, they are also very similar, and your strength and ability to gratefully accept the short time you had with Grayson is an inspiration to me. Every day I struggle to find ways to make my son John's brief existence mean something to the world. I hope you take comfort in the fact that baby Grayson was able to inspire empathy and love in so many who never knew him.
    Lots of love and luck to you and your family,
    The Heaths, West Palm Beach, Florida

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  22. As a mother of 4 i know that there is no greater love in this world as a mom to her children. From the first time you hold them in your arms, the first sound of life the breath you know that you will always and forever more love them. You guys are very brave and a very beautiful family I am sorry for your loss and please know that even though Grayson is no longer on this earth he is forever immortal in the hearts of so many people. Best wishes and my family will pray for you.

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  23. God brought grayson into your life for such a short time, but in that time he knew such love. You are amazing and you have such a beautiful boy... now he's an even more gorgeous angel in heaven flying on golden wings. God bless you. I am also a mommy of an angel, my son Nicholas died from SIDS at age 3 months in 1999 it is such pain that we feel when we bury our children, you are never alone, Grayson watches over you and one sweet day you will be together again.

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  24. God bless you all. I am so blessed to have seen your video that testifies to the beauty, dignity, and sacredness of Grayson's short life. You have honored him well! I pray for those who don't understand and who make the other choice.

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  25. I am sorry for your loss. I am feeling same pain now. I am 6 months pregnant, but when i was 4 months the doctors told me that my baby girl has anencepahly, but looking at some many testimonies the pain is going away. I love every minute that I am living with my princess Angela, I hope God gives us few hours with her alive. God Bless you Heather you are a great woman. God only gives special children to special parents, and for sure we are. Thank you

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