‘Loving memories never die
as years roll on and days pass by…
In our hearts a memory is kept
of one we love and will never forget’
When I think my heart could not be fuller, a moment happens and I am proven wrong time and time again. Today an angel up in heaven sent his divine new baby sister to meet me and for that I feel truly blessed.
See this is not the first time I have met this family, in 2015 I had the honour of caring for a little warrior named Jacob. I will let Jacob’s mumma share their story in her own words below.
We are endlessly grateful for our second child, baby girl Eva Grace. Eva was born on the 28th of October dividing our lives to before and after. Eva you are the most precious and beautiful girl on the planet, we are in love with you head to toe. Little moments of getting to know you is the most exciting job in the world. You have rocked our world to the ground, brought so much love with you, made us happy and vulnerable; made us someone we are yet to discover. We know you have someone special watching over you, protecting and loving you, your big brother Jacob.
Our firstborn son Jacob entered the world too soon, at 25+5 weeks, on the night of the 7th of November 2015. He entered the world with an intention to stay, to survive, to be with us…. Or so we strongly believed in.
When I think about Jacob, I think – strength. Having gone through his life in my mind million times by now I am still amazed at how there was so much strive for life in 870gm and 36cm long baby boy. Twenty one days together in intensive care unit, changing tiny nappies, making milk for you, reading books to you, 3 precious cuddles, hope, hope again and overwhelming love, one operation and crash of all hopes. My most cherished memory is your eyes; you were looking at me for as long as you could in your final moments. I knew then that moment was going to give me so much comfort as well as pain in the future. When I think of Jacob, I think – light; softly glowing light that continues to live in me, through me for him and because of him. Our boy, we have a special place for you in our hearts.
Two sweet siblings, although they will never meet, they have a bond that will never be broken.
Jacob…it was truly the greatest privilege and honour to care for you in your short yet powerful time here earthside.
Thank you bringing your sweet sister Eva to me.
Liubov & Lee to watch your courage over the past two years as Jacob’s parents and now Eva’s has been such a blessing. I am so grateful you chose me to share your journey and to capture special memories for you all.
Eva…you are the light in the darkness.x.