A wedding or a funeral?

August 20, 2008 at 11:04 am 7 comments

Last night we were deep in preparations for our upcoming trip back to the part of the world that spawned us, aka “the land of the fertile friends,” to attend a wedding of two beloveds.  Around 8:30pm we got a phone call from one of those fertile friends, to tell us that one of the beloveds who was getting married? He had suffered a major brain aneurysm that morning and had passed away.

The shock of this news hit super-husband hard. The part that is hitting me hard is the idea that his bride, who had been preparing for a wedding, is now preparing for his funeral.  We’re pulling our festive wedding attire out of the suitcase and wondering if we have anything suitable for a memorial service.

Give the people you love most a little extra love today…


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Trace  |  August 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    That is TERRIBLE! It definitely makes you treasure what you have.

  • 2. Io  |  August 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    How horrible! I can’t even imagine how his bride is coping.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.

  • 3. womb for improvement  |  August 20, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Heart stopping. Take care.

  • 4. annacyclopedia  |  August 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, and for the bride’s. Just hearing of things like this is enough to shake anyone’s foundation a bit. Hope you and DH take good care of each other and yourselves. I will be thinking of you both this weekend. Hugs.

  • 5. s.e.  |  August 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    So tragic, heart wrenching, and utterly not fair. I wish you strength in the next few days.

  • 6. kate  |  August 22, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Oh, my god. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will squeeze my loved ones a little harder today in remembrance.

  • 7. Mom to be  |  September 1, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Awful, awful news… Those thing really make you realise how happy we are with our fantastic husband. Too bad the babydream isn’t fulfilled yet, but we should never forget how lucky we really are. Being able to spend our lives with our true love.
    Strange, I’m reading this on our very first anniversary. I’m going to cuttle and kiss my sweetheart all night long.. Can’t even think about how to ‘survive’ without him.


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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