When I first started writing this blog it was all about a way to vent some of my frustrations with life. It was a healing process for myself and a way to deal with some tough times that were upon myself and family. I never imagined that I would be able to use my words to help others or even to inspire people to read. I really started it for selfish reasons. That said, it fills my heart to know that every now and then, I am able to help someone else out.
I was asked to share this story by a friend and it is one that rips at the core of my heart. I was in the doctor’s office the past two Monday’s with each of my kids. Both were suffering from fevers and in general just not well. As a mother, as a parent, it is our job to protect these little miracles that are our babies. It is a job that there is no training for but when it is upon us, we just react. We use our instincts and we do our best to keep these precious gifts safe and healthy.
Never in a million years can I imagine what it would be like to loose one of my children to illness, or anything for that matter, and yet it happens every day. Sunday, another child was taken from this earth and at sixteen months old it seems so unfair. She was suffering from what her doctors believed to be an ear infection. She was treated and within a matter of a couple of days things turned into a nightmare for her family.
In an incredibly rare situation, this little angel had developed bacterial meningitis. It most likely stemmed from the ear infection but even the doctors were surprised by the outcome of this little girl’s life.
“She was up to date on all of her shots, and the doctors said that it was a very rare case. Everything was done correctly; we could not have come in sooner, we could not have given her any medicine that would have helped. In 99.9% of cases, this does not happen. The attending Doctor said that in 25 years he has never seen this happen. He said that the chances of winning the lottery were higher than the chances of her condition.” – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-loving-memory-of-ariana-rose/92368#sthash.mWQ8WLs2.dpuf
This sweet baby girl passed away on Sunday. She had an entire life ahead of her and her loss can not be measured. My heart hurts to even look at her picture and I can’t help but feel guilty that my children are well and here with me. How horrible for a mother to ever loose her child but especially one so young.
There is just something about a baby’s eyes. You can look into them and see everything perfect in the world. You can see hope for great beginnings and you can see pure joy. All of these things tend to dwindle from the eyes as we grow up. This is what makes our babies so precious. We can see everything in them. It just doesn’t seem right that they should leave this world so soon.
I do believe that this angel will be missed here on earth and I am certain that many hearts are feeling the ache of her absence. It is a pain that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy and one that may take forever to lessen, if it ever does. I also believe that while Ariana will be missed deeply, she will go on and live forever in the hearts of those that knew her.
Ariana’s organs have been donated so she will surely bring new life to someone that is in need. In her short time here on earth she has already become a hero.
I pray for this family wish that something could ease their pains, although I know that nothing can. I pray that while this family mourns the loss of Ariana, that they can find hope that part of her will live on. I pray that one day they can find peace in their hearts and that they will one day see her face again.
If you would like more information on this sweet baby girl please visit the link below. The page has been set up to accept donations to help cover the cost of the funeral expenses. Please help if you can. If you don’t have the money to donate you can help by sharing her story. Every little bit helps. See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-loving-memory-of-ariana-rose/92368#sthash.mWQ8WLs2.dpuf