It is with heavy heart that I announce the birth of our son, Griffin Jeremiah. He was born, January 8, at 7:27 a.m., but he was already in his Heavenly Father’s arms.
Wednesday morning we went in for a regularly scheduled ultrasound hoping to learn the gender of the baby. Instead, we were heartbroken to discover that he had already passed. The doctors estimated that he was about 17 weeks along when he went to be with Jesus.
We are devastated, but grateful for the time we did have with him. We appreciate your prayers as we mourn the loss of our son. It’s a heartache we can’t possibly put into words.
Griffin Jeremiah Memorial Fund
We have established a memorial fund at A Woman’s Choice as a way to honor Griffin’s life and, Lord willing, to give life to another child. You can learn more about it HERE.
Dawn @ Our Little Monkeys says
I’m so sorry, Madonna. Losing a child , no matter what age, is devastating. We will be praying for you and your family.
I’m so, so very sorry for your loss Madonna. I’m praying for you, your family, and for the Lord to lift you up in this incredibly difficult time.
I went through the exact thing you are going through. Went in for a gender reveal ultrasound to find out there was no heartbeat. I also delivered mine at 18 weeks when he was safe in the arms of Jesus. Jude Alexander was born December 2, 2012. There are no words for your loss. I’m so sorry. And I will pray for you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear you have all had such a difficult loss. You all are in my prayers.
Andrea Gardner says
I am so sorry :/ There are no words.
May you have the peace of God flood your soul
Lolomi Cardoso says
I am so so so very sorry to hear this news. I understand your sorrow as I have gone through this. It is something you will never forget, but something that you will eventually be at peace with. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and wish you love and support during this time.
Shauna S says
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of sweet Griffin. I pray for peace and strength as you navigate through this tremendously difficult time.
Wish words could take away the pain of losing a child. Praying for you and your family!
How absolutely devastating! I am so very , very sorry for your deep loss. May you feel Christ’s presence deeply during this painful time….
i am so sorry for your loss. That is devestating. Wishing you lots of strength.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I went through the same thing, but at fourteen weeks. There will always be a place in your heart for your sweet baby. Sending love your way.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve had two miscarriages, but none in the middle of pregnancy. I’m praying for you and your family that you’ll feel God’s presence in the midst of your intense pain.
You and your family are in my prayers. Sorry for your loss.
I’m so very sorry for your loss! This is my first time visiting your blog and I am so sad to read this news. Take care of yourself.
We went through something similar in September of 2014, please know how sorry I am for you and your family. You will be in prayers with our family. After the shock of the situation and you get your mind to somewhat understand, I still deal with blaming myself. Please know it was nothing you did, or didn’t do, I know numerous women whom have blamed themselves but please take time and consideration. Even as a Christian woman it is very hard to not let the depression overwhelm you especially when you see other women with their babies. Three of my friends all delivered their babies around the same time healthy and it was very hard. I lost my baby because of an undiagnosed cervical cancer and it wasn’t until then that I began to see how God had done this “for” me not “to” me. We don’t always understand the why of our lives, but we have to understand that God is in complete control and will never leave us or forsake us. Also, something that is not really spoken about is how men handle this, many will talk about it for a short time ( a week or so ) where as a woman will struggle with it for months. They sometimes have a hard time relating to our bond with a baby, be patient with him as well, men cope differently than we do. God bless you and know that you are loved by the Almighty.
Renee Brown says
Prayers for your family.
So, so sorry for you, Madonna.
Jennifer Altman says
My heart aches for you, I am SO SORRY! Prayers for you and your family and your little angel in heaven.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Tracy Jones says
I am so sorry you are going through this. I’ve been there and I know the devastation you feel. I am praying for healing for you and your family. Take the time you need to mourn and just know that God loves you. Trust me…it does get better with time.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
I love your website and use it often for my preschool aged son. I got on today to print off some activities and was devastated to read about the passing of your son. It brought me to tears. As a mother, I can’t even imagine what you must be feeling at this time. I commend you for your faith though. I too know that your little boy is home with his loving Father in Heaven. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending hugs, love, comfort & strength to you.
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Cindy West says
I’m so very sorry, Madonna.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I love your website and have used it often for my oldest son who is four. I had not been on in a while and just discovered your post here. I cannot say I know how you are feeling because every story is so different but I wanted to share that we also have a son, Barrett, in heaven who we carried to term but died two hours after birth. The following year we suffered an early miscarriage and we will find out one day in heaven if that was another son or a sweet daughter. The last two and a half years have not been easy but I will say that we have never been closer to The Lord than through these moments. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family now and that you may live in hope that comes only from Him. Just when I had started to believe that I may not carry another child on this earth, we discovered we were pregnant again and now have a sweet baby daughter. I know that may not bring you much comfort now but know that while we do not know His plan for you, He does have a plan and it is good! I wish I could give you a big hug but if you ever want to “talk”, please reach out. I know I am a stranger but sometimes that is easier.
Also I am sure you have sought out resources but Angie Smith’s blog and book I will carry you was a blessing to us. Take care and rest in Him!