Friday, June 17, 2016

Stillbirth

Today marks 11 years since a baby boy was born into this world. He was born on June 17, 2005. His name was Nathan Levi Brown. He was my husbands baby brother. He was born still.


During our first pregnancy when we found out we were having a boy Mike mentioned to me about naming him Nathan in memory of his baby brother. Deep down I had this fear (crazy I know) that something would happen to our baby if we named him Nathan Levi after his brother - so we settled on Levi Nathan who you all know is our super rambunctious three year old. 

We couldn't have imagined when we were pregnant with our sweet daughter that she would end up passing away. You know the story well and several months shy of 11 years later Abby joined Nathan in the plot beside his. 



Nathan and Abby were on my mind all day and I just had to go to the cemetery to visit their graves. Levi tagged along to keep me company. We stopped for some flowers for the graves and balloons to release. A blue star for Nathan and a pink heart for Abby. 



Levi really had no intentions of letting the blue balloon go but it slipped from his grasp. There may have been a few tears shed. But I told him it did a good job and he really sent that balloon flying into the clouds for Nathan so that seemed to make him a little bit happy. We may be visiting the Dollar Store for a blue star balloon tomorrow. ;-)


I can't imagine a more peaceful and beautiful resting place than this. Nestled between fields near the mountains. It was just calming to sit there.


I know Cathy wishes she would have gotten a picture of Nathan because it's hard to remember all the details of how he looked so I'm sharing one we have of her holding Abby <3 


Happy Birthday in Heaven Nathan!! 





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