Timothy Joseph Montague
Dear Ones: Here's an email I received from my daughter Jen about her friend Tracey's efforts. Too often, naturally lost babies are considered to be some sort of 'blessing in disguise'. Saying this to a grieving parents who do not believe and feel that is, in fact, cruel.
This is especially so when a pregnancy is well along. I never have understood what 'blessing in disguise' means, since all babies, full-term or not, healthy or not, special needs or not, are treasures. But nothing in life is straightforward and for all parents everywhere, I am confident in saying that God will give us all the answers we need in His good time. But even as I say this, I realize that for those who have lost children, words utterly fail and faith alone sustains us.
The fact is that the parents already KNOW something went wrong and telling them the obvious is often more for the benefit of the 'consoler' than for the parents. What parents who have lost a child need is compassion and understanding. These parents need to be surrounded by people who care and acknowledge their right to grieve. Most of all, grieving parents need loved ones who actually support and actively participate in their grieving. Anyone with a heart understands what I am saying here.
I realize the 'gist' of what I propose are not embraced by everyone. Many people don't even consider an embryo or a fetus to be alive, let alone a person. Some day they will learn otherwise, whether or not it's 'too late' for them to get right with the Lord. But for those who do understand, here's a very real way to help God's Precious Children, by supporting this March of Dimes, March for Babies, if you are able to.
One need not be a parent to understand here; one only need care about others and especially our 'littlest and helpless' ones. Prayers are most precious of all and I ask for those for little Timothy, in Heaven now...back with Jesus....and for Tim's parents, Tim and Tracey and their families and friends.
Thank you and God Bless you.
With Love in Christ,
Reverend Barbara Sexton-"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
On April 25th I, along with several other SHA girls are going to walk in support of Tracey and her family to honor her son Timothy Joseph Montague.
Please post or forward this to anyone you think would be interested in showing support (in any way) for the March for Dimes- March for Babies.
Love you! <3<3
What You Can Do:
"Our baby" is little Timothy Joseph Montague, born to parents Tracy &
Message from the Team Captain
Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy: just click the join this team button.
On October 22, 2009, we lost our son, Timothy Joseph when he was born too soon, too small. The team will be walking in memory of Timothy Joseph. I hope you can join me, or contribute to help other babies that may come into this world too soon and too small.
If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!
Donate by Credit Card Here. http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1379588
If you don't want to use your Credit Card online... you can send me a check or cash, and I will enter your donation manually.
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
Team Roster-Tracey's 'True Blue Friends':
Click on a team member's name to visit their personal page.
My Team's Event Event Site: Stamford April 25, 2010
Columbus Park Main & West Park Place, Stamford, CT 06905
Walk Distance: 4 miles
Registration Time: 8:00 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Chapter & Mail to:
Greater Fairfield County Division
11 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Thank You To Our National Sponsors:
LOVE & THANK YOU,
TRACEY & TIM & TIM MONTAG