Friday, October 1, 2010

New Blog Friday-Megan

Here is a message from Megan:

Hello! My name is Megan and I am super excited to be a part of New Blog Friday! Here is a little bit about me, my family, and why I blog. I am a wife to a pretty amazing guy named Willie. He is my rock and my strength through life. I honestly have no idea who or where I would be without him. We have two equally amazing sons. On July 25, 2009 I gave birth to identical twin boys we named William Glen (III) and Michael Joseph, who we called MJ. Will was born at 3:26 am and was healthy in every way. MJ was born one minute later with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). CDH occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, which allows the stomach organs to migrate and grow in the chest cavity, which severly hinders lung and heart development. Only 50% of CDH babies survive the surgeries required to save their lives. MJ was diagnosed with CDH when I was 21 weeks pregnant. Every indication was given that he would have a good outcome and that we would bring him home. MJ battled for 35 amazing days before passing away peacefully in my arms on August 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm. My son is forever loved and forever missed.

I can honestly say that living life without him is harder then I have ever imagined. Raising his twin brother brings lots of tears, but also a lot of smiles. Sometimes I can't believe how bittersweet life is. We never thought we wouldn't bring him home until the day we lost him. We are still picking up the pieces. Our hearts will forever be broken, but we are trying again. We want to bring a rainbow into this world after the storm that we have endured. But again God has other plans for us. I am ending my fourth month of fertility medicine and next week we meet with a fertility specialist to explore further options. It is our hopes that one day we will be blessed with another life; another baby to love. We have loved and we have lost, and I can say without a doubt that it is better then to have never known my son. His short life has forever changed me. My choice to be better or to be bitter. I want to be better for knowing MJ.
Go check out Megan at MJ's Memories
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