Okay. So, every once in a while I go on Facebook with the sole purpose of snooping. It’s not the bad, malicious kind. I just like to check up on people who used to be in my life. It’s not a creepy, stalking sort of thing. It’s out of the goodness of my heart, truly.
Well, I hadn’t thought about a certain girl from my past for quite some time now and she all of the sudden popped up on the People You May Know feature at the right hand of the screen. I noticed the tiny square picture with her name below it was of a tattoo. So I clicked on her name. The tattoo was of a baby with angel wings. Script writing near stargazer lilly flowers spelled out the name Trinity Grace.
Oh no. This couldn’t be good. I knew she’d had a baby. She’d posted on some of my friends’ statuses saying something about being a mother again, taking care of a baby with an ear infection. I felt my stomach sink to my feet.
I googled her name plus her daughter’s. Unfortunately, baby Trinity Grace is now an angel. Through a bit more detective work, I found her husband’s Facebook page. I sifted through the dozens of photos of the beautiful baby who they called “pretty eyes” and “blue”. Finally, I saw it. She’d died of SIDS while laying in her father’s arms.
It’s so tragic. I began to cry for a baby I didn’t know. Her mother I haven’t spoken to in years. Her entire family.
Being a mother comes with so many risks and rewards. You’ve got to go at Motherhood with a heart full of joy, excitement, knowledge, and every emotion in between.
I’m ready to learn all of it.