The past two weeks have been hard.
You may have read what I wrote about Gunnar's sudden passing. Last week, there was another.
I have held back posting about this, because it is not my story to tell. Gregg didn't want me to write about it, but I know now (because I asked her) that it's easier for Andrea & Mike if other people pass the word around, than if they have to tell the story over and over again.
Our niece & nephew, Andrea and Mike, were expecting their first baby, a girl, to be born in September. Instead, complications arose. Last Friday, the 31st of July (two days before their 2nd wedding anniversary), their beautiful, strawberry-blonde-haired Signe Katherine was born by emergency Ceasarian section. She lived only a few hours, but she was surrounded by love & tender care the entire time.
Mike and Andrea were generous enough to let us hold Signe, kiss her, and be present for her baptism. We stayed together for hours, surrounding her (and them) with love.
I went off by myself for a few minutes, and asked Katie to be ready to greet her cousin when she passed. I hope this is what happened.
My heart is hurting for them. That's one reason why I keep looking at their wedding pictures.
Your prayers for Mike & Andrea, and their extended families, would be greatly appreciated.