Monday, July 27, 2009

The post I didn't really want to write

Blogging is all about making connections with others. Even though many of us have not met in person, (all 5 of us that were not at BlogHer '09!)we feel a connection to one another because of our blogs, because of the things we write about, because of the stories we share, and the pictures we show.

And, since most of us are parents, we can't help but get attached to the little babies and children we read about, especially those who are sick and need help, thoughts, and prayers. I, like so many of you, started reading MckMama's blog many months ago, even before Stellan was first hospitalized with SVT.

Her blog is captivating because she's a great writer and an amazing photographer. It's not wonder she has such a huge following. It's also no wonder how many lives her baby boy, Stellan, has touched. One look at his cute smile and blue eyes and you're easily drawn in, you know?

Today Stellan is fighting hard in the hospital, and I wish more than anything he gets better, and fast. Reading MckMama's updates on Twitter are heartbreaking, and I feel helpless.

So, regardless of your religion, or faith, or beliefs, can you take a minute today to send good thoughts and/or prayers to baby Stellan?

Edited to add: Stellan is now at home, doing so much better! And I am so happy for him and his whole family! God bless them.

17 comments:

MamaJoss said...

I'm so with you on the edge of my seat :(

CaraBee said...

Their story is so heartbreaking. My thoughts are definitely with them.

ModernMom said...

Added them to my prayers...

Capital Mom said...

I have been reading and following her on twitter (even though I don't use twitter myself) like mad these last few days. I am so sad. My son is only a few months older than Stellan and my heart is breaking.

Stacie's Madness said...

It's so hard to hear/read.
My thoughts are with her family

Lady Mama said...

I first found out about Stellan when I read one of your tweets last night. I went to MckMama's blog and read the backstory. And although I don't know her, I feel immense pain for her and her family and what they're going through at the moment. To the point I don't even want to go onto Twitter today for fear of hearing the latest development. And I'm not religious but I am saying a prayer for her anyway because no parent should have to go through what they are. :(

Elaine A. said...

We're all praying SO hard. I'm sorry it's laying so heavily on you, but it's because you are such a wonderful person and feel it so deeply.

I can only imagine what it's like to wish that you could give your heart to your child. I assume that's how she feels at this point...

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers being said for Stellan and his family.

Polished Sense said...

Thanks for sharing your story. My prayers go out to them.

xo,
Jessica

Tiffany said...

Praying so hard for baby Stellan.

Shana said...

I am sooooo with you. Praying Praying Praying!!!

MamaNeena said...

he has been in my prayers all day!

A Woman On The Edge said...

I first heard of Stellan today, mostly though your tweets. I did say a quiet prayer, and I hope with all my heart that things turn out ok.

Crystall said...

My prayers have been with him and his family also. So sad.

Christy said...

I just discovered her blog recently and feel so sad for their family. I'm praying hard for Stellan.

Chantal said...

So hard.

Krystyn said...

I've been praying for the McK family, too.

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