"When the mother said that to me, it just broke my heart." - Millie Smith
Some heart-breaks just happen. Not because it is anybody's fault but maybe 'cause it is destiny. I'm not talking about the breakups which make you feel like it's the end of the world & you get over it once you meet someone new. But the ones where nothing is in your hands.
In the UK, something happened with a mother. Truly heartbreaking, and while she was learning to cope with her loss, another mother accidentally said something which made it harder than it already was.
Read on to know about the story of the mum & the sign with the purple butterfly.
Millie Smith, a pregnant mum from the UK, knew that twins ran in her family. But according to history, only one of the kids survived. This, of course, worried the would-be mom.
Unfortunately, her fear wasn't in vain. At 12 weeks, she learnt that one of the kids had a medical condition namely anencephaly, where the brain does not develop normally.
The entire pregnancy was then very tough. The couple did not terminate the pregnancy as the other baby had a 'fighting chance.' But as we all can imagine, it was an emotional journey. Once it was time, Millie gave birth to two beautiful baby girls: Skye and Callie. The doctors announced that Skye only had a few hours to live.
Only one of the twin babies, Callie survived. The couple held Skye close and cuddled her for as long as they could. It wasn't enough...
Another mother who gave birth to twins, unaware of Millie's predicament, said to her that "you're lucky you don't have twins." As expected, it broke the mum's heart. And then she came up with an idea.
Nothing can console the grieving parents as the loss they suffered is far too great. But maybe, just maybe, this symbol can save them from the pain of answering questions about the events.
Remember, there is a painful story hidden behind it. And that there was someone else who should've been resting in the neighbouring crib. But they passed away... And their memory haunts the parents every night...
The parents had baby Callie to cater to, who survived after giving the parents a few scares. The couple try to shower all their love to the surviving baby and remembering Skye
This symbol is very helpful to the grieving families. Read more about it: The Skye High Foundation.
That is all for now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.
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