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June 19, 2007


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Tough questions and ones you don't have to answer really!! By the way..CNN.com has been keeping up with the Morrisons and all that is happening... so very sad!! xo lyns


Wow. My heart goes out to both families, and I hope the parents and babies will be okay.
How terribly sad for the Morrisons. I hope they will find the caring and support they need in the weeks and months to come.

There was a sextuplet birth in Canada back in January that you probably heard about as well (reported in the Vancouver Sun). While that family chose to be very private, there was a media circus for a couple of weeks. Sadly, those babies were very premature (25 weeks) and two of them have since died.
Unfortunately some of the media coverage speculated about the family's religious beliefs, because they were Jehovah's Witnesses, and there was some blame directed towards them, very unfairly in my opinion. Some parents I know from Multiple Births Canada gave interviews, to help take the media pressure off that family, and to try to educate the public about the risks, challenges and joys of parenting higher order multiples.

There are no easy answers to these questions of how and why and what-would-you-do. I pray regularly for families expecting multiples, families with preemies, babies and children in the hospital, families who have suffered the loss of a baby or a child. There, but for the grace of God, go I...


Must be a difficult decision to make at that point - waiting so long for kids and then to have to think about things like that.


Looking in from the outside, it's easy for others to judge. And many years ago, as much as I hate to admit it, I probably would have been quick to judge. But being on the other side of the coin now - I can only offer prayers - no judgement or speculation.

Tough stuff.

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