** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WEDNESDAYS FOR WYATT

Many of you read my blog post about Baby Wyatt and are already familiar with this amazing family, some of you may have missed it. If you did, do not worry! In Danielle's very first post for 'Wednesdays for Wyatt', she gives us a brief run down about her family and what they are trying to achieve.

The following post was taken from Danielle's Blog,

LETTING GO AND LETTING GOD

"For those of you who are not familiar with my family and what we are trying to achieve, here’s a brief run down...

Our son Wyatt was diagnosed with a fatal condition at our 18 week ultrasound, but chose to carry him to term. We waited to meet our son with love, all the time praying we would get to see him alive.

On June 1, 2009, Wyatt made his way into the world by c-section. To our amazement he had a faint heartbeat and was breathing! He died two minutes later, but I’ve clung to the two minutes my son and I breathed the same air since his passing.

Upon calling to get a copy of Wyatt’s birth certificate, I found out he was listed as a stillborn. You would assume it was a mistake (like I did), but there was no mistake. According to the definition of live birth in Tennessee my son was not “alive enough” to be deemed a live born baby. His two minutes of life has gone unrecognized by my state, and I intend to change this piece of legislation so I can solidify the validity of my son’s short life.

Wednesdays for Wyatt was created to help spread awareness for a law that needs to be changed, as well as to generate more traffic to my petition. So if you’re reading this, thanks for taking the time to help our family!

We are currently up to 1,253 signatures. Hurray! We’ve made it over my initial goal of 1,000 signatures, and now I’m dreaming big! You think you can help me get 5,000 signatures by Thanksgiving? I bet you could, and I hope this Wednesdays for Wyatt helps out tremendously. Post this to your blogs, facebook, myspace... wherever you can think of. I can’t wait to see how many more signatures we receive from this. I have a great feeling!

The contest will only be open today. You have until 11:59 pm to post this on your blog and come back here to link up with MckLinky in order to qualify for this Wednesdays For Wyatt giveaway. Good luck everybody and thanks for participating."

14 comments:

Casey said...

what a great idea!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Always helping others...you're too awesome for words!

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

I have posted it on my blog - Thanks for the comment.

Lindsay said...

This story absolutely touched my heart! I can't believe that people are willing to through away a life just because they deemed it "too short". My heart goes out to the family and I will definitely be doing what I can to get the word out for Wyatt!!

xox,
Linds
lindsanity.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

I am praying that this law is soon changed and I am praying for their dear family.

Melissa said...

what a heart touching story. I've signed the petition, and hope it goes into effect soon!

Yaya said...

:(
Makes my heart ache...

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Thanks for sharing this story. It really pulled at my heart strings. A life is a life. I commend you for being so brave.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I will post the button, but will sit out of the giveaway

p.s. I have some awards for you over on my blog

Robin said...

Wow, I have never even thought about something like this before. It is a tragedy that she can't at least be recognized as the mother of a son that she is. I hope she can get this passed. It is great of you to help her with this post. I also wanted to thank you for the kind words you offered to my about my post regarding my father.

Thanks!

-Robin
www.robingillis.blogspot.com

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Your heart is inspiring!

Deb said...

What she said about her and Wyatt breathing the same air for two minutes.

Wow! How special and how heartbreaking at the same time.

I hope they get all of the signatures that they need.

Just wanted to ask how your grandson is doing.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Sweet dreams.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Reading that made my heart ache.You are such a wonderful peron,
Teresha.
BTW. I 've been following you a long ago. But you seem to not been appeared in my following list.Isnt'it weird"?
So, i can't see if you're posting or not in order to visit you .
Please let me know .
Hope you 're having a nice weekend:)
hugs hugs

Naqvee said...

you are a living inspiration, May God bless you

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