Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Facebook Message From A Stranger

Yesterday I received this Facebook message.
The names have been changed also.

Facebook picture
Hi Becky, My name is Sally-we're mutual friends with Alice. As I was on her page today I noticed your page as well and couldn't take my eyes off the picture of this beautiful little baby girl. Is she yours? I know this may seem really random, but I was curious about the story behind that precious photo and wanted to ask. There's a special place in my heart for little babies, and she seemed she may have been born early? Such an incredible picture-worth 1000 words.

I sent her this message back:
Sally, thank you for saying that you think my baby is beautiful. She is actually a he though. His name is Liam and he was in fact born too early at 26 weeks on January 3rd. Unfortunately though my precious little boy passed away. He died in surgery that day.
Thank you for the sweet comment though.

Oh I am so sorry!!! I wondered the sex, but didn't think about it as I began writing. Sorry. My sister delivered early and her baby died as well. So when I saw your picture it brought me right back to the day I got to hold her little one-he too was a boy. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss, I hope by my asking-it didn't bring back the heartache too badly. What a special mother you are-not many people share your experience and it is truely a special gift from God-your little Liam.

It was fine that you asked. I think about him all the time anyway and like I said I loved hearing that you think he is beautiful. I couldn't agree more.
Sorry to also hear about your sister. I hope she is doing okay. grieving over the loss of your child isn't easy.

indeed, it is not easy-I can't pretend to understand that grief. But I can empathize through others explaining it to me. (the hat looks purple on my computer that's why I thought a little lady!) sorry again. I pray for blessings on more little miracles in your future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't say that enough in regards to Sally's message. For a complete stranger to randomly see Liam's picture next to a comment left on facebook and to think he is that beautiful that she needs to send me a message telling me how gorgeous he is- I just can't wipe the smile off my face. 

Beautiful little baby, Precious photo, Such an incredible picture-worth 1000 words, Special mother
The chances of me getting comments like that anymore about my little boy are far and few, but when I do it's like music to my ears! I know he is beautiful, precious, gorgeous beyond 1000 words, but to get told that. My heart is beating so fast, but in a good way. I am not angry because of someones thoughtless comment for a change, but overjoyed. I can't say it enough how grateful I am to have gotten that message from a complete stranger at that. Love it, love it, love!


  1. That was so sweet of her. Liam is beautiful & precious, and I'm so glad she thought to reach out and tell you that. :)

  2. I am NOT just trying to be supportive by saying this (though I hope it is), but I truly think Liam is one gorgeous little dude, too.

    While I've never experienced more sadness in my world after losing Andrew, I did take away from that the beauty and picture of my son's face. To know that my husband and I created such a beautiful little guy fills my heart.

    Sally is a wonderful person. I love it when people aren't afraid to ask. It means the world to me as well.

  3. He is very beautiful, it's nice she noticed that too and let you know.

  4. wow - her thoughtful comments were just perfect. I am happy that she took the time to reach out to you. I'm sure it made your day!

  5. Love, love, love.

    Liam is beautiful. Very much so. :)

  6. He *is* beautiful! I came to your blog exactly because his picture caught my eye on someone's blogroll. I know exactly what you mean about loving it when someone says your baby is beautiful. I treasure every comment people have made to me that my son was beautiful. Because he was.

  7. What a sweet woman. And, she's right...Liam is beautiful and you are a special momma!

  8. Liam is SO HANDSOME! I think he looks like you too!

    Sally is wonderful!


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