big brother shirt

This is a bittersweet post for me to write.  About a month ago, my husband and I found out we were pregnant.  What followed were five doctor visits within a couple of weeks.  During this uncertain time I chose to stay positive, and made this "big brother" shirt for my son.  I had found the shirt at Target on clearance a couple of months ago, and used fabric scraps for all of the letters.  It was very therapeutic to design and make the shirt, and also a fun way to announce our news to family and friends.

Sadly, our baby didn't make it.  During this brief pregnancy, I kept feeling she was a girl, so that's how I'll always think of her.  She's with the other baby we lost a couple of years ago, and that gives me comfort.  As the days go by, seeing this shirt gives me comfort, too.  Caleb is still a big brother, even though he won't meet his little sister here on earth.  And I'm confident that God will bless us with a healthy baby again, so maybe Caleb will have another opportunity to wear this shirt before he gets too big for it.

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."  1 Peter 5:10

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. So hard to understand why these things happen. Trust in Him.


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