Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A Deep Sadness

My brother Max and sister-in-law Sara were supposed to give birth to their third child, Zephyr Max Moyer, this morning at 8 AM. But four days ago, they found out his heart had stopped beating because of a knot in the umbilical cord. Such shock and devastation -- that sacred baby and the journey his parents have begun.

The kids and I are in DC (Ben comes tomorrow) with nearly my whole family. What an anchor the sweetness of being together right now is. On Saturday morning, I stood in the kitchen scooping coffee into my parents' coffee maker. My dad was still upstairs sleeping (he picked us up at 1AM), my mom was at Max and Sara's, and the kids sat at the table. I was struck: I have come with my own children to stand near my grown siblings and weep for a child lost. A baby is gone who will mark us and change Max and Sara forever. This familiar house hasn't held us like this before.

We covet your prayers, especially for Max and Sara.

6 comments:

Tara said...

I have been praying for them all day (since I got your email)! I cannot stop thinking about you and your family! My heart is breaking for them!!!!

Denise Ann said...

Prayers and love for your whole family. And, I hold the baby in the light.

Trisha said...

Bronwen! Just read this. Sorry I didn't know sooner. Definitely praying for you and your family. And happy birthday to sweet Eden!

lisa said...

Oh Bronwen-I am so very sorry for your family. Your writing is deeply touching and helps express such a tragedy. Thank you for sharing your heart and know we will be praying. xoxo

Jen said...

I've been praying for them since I found out last week. Love and hugs to you and your whole family.

Carrie said...

so painful.
i'm glad you are all together, but life is changed...
much love for you, your family and especially Max and Sara as you grieve such a stinging loss.