Hardest moment of my life...




Today was Dakota's funeral and although I had never met this little angel, it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. To see such a tiny little casket surrounded by flowers and stuffed animals he would never get to cuddle with was beyond heart wrenching.

The hardest moment for me was listening to Tara cry. I know that although every person felt her pain in that moment, it was every parent who truly felt it to the center of their own soul. I can never forget the pain I heard or saw on her face. And I pray that I never have to see someone endure that again.

Tara's family and friends were there for her today and watching them support her amidst their own grief was very touching. I am so thankful that she had people there who loved and cared for her and will help her through these next days, weeks and months.

If tears were a measure of how much one baby means in this world then Dakota is definitely most treasured.






So far we have raised $177.61!!
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
Please remember..even $1 helps
cover medical bills and funeral costs.

I really love you all!
Very Teary xoxo's

9 comments:

MGM said...

My prayers go out to the family of Dakota. I cannot even begin to imagine going through this experience! Just hearing your description brought tears to my eyes!

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK!

Chris said...

MGM - Thank you for your prayers. I know they need them right now.

Anon - LOL. Well, thanks :-)

jesse said...

I can't imagine how she must feel. I hope I never have to go to a child's funeral-no parent should have to bury their child. It just breaks my heart; I will continue to pray for them.

Chris said...

Jesse - Thank you :-)

Absolutely Bananas said...

What a very, very sad thing. I can't even imagine.

Chris said...

A.B. - Agree. It was heartbreaking. Thank you for stopping by.

Sassy said...

My heart and prayers go out to Dakota's parents. I know their grief, as my daughter Angela was born in 1999 and died shortly after birth. It is without a doubt the hardest thing, to lose a child, to have to say goodbye to a baby that you barely get to know. I'm glad they are surronded by family and friends who will help them get through this heartbreaking time. Many prayers. Sassy xo

Chris said...

Sassy - *hugs* I am so, so sorry. But thank you for sharing that with us and for your prayers.