Monday, January 15, 2007

Our angel Maggie

Her name was Margaret Amelie Lacuna. Bebert and I called her Maggie, a nickname we had thought about and agreed upon so easily. Figuring out her first names took a bit longer though. Margaret means “pearl” and Amelie, “hardworking”.

It has been said classical music is recommended for babies in the womb so I bought a couple of CDs. Maggie and I patiently listened to Brahms and Mozart but we got too sleepy for our own good. I then switched to songs of Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, the Hotdogs, and Nina Simone. Maggie kicked happily in my tummy and I’d bet she was swaying and dancing then.

I went into labor in the afternoon of 3 December 2006. It turned out that Maggie had already gone home to heaven that same morning. She was 7 lbs 12 oz, 51 cm long, fair skinned, and had cute, round cheeks like a cherub. I couldn’t tell if her hair was curly but I’m certain it would have been as curly as mine and Bebert’s.

Maggie is now in heaven for a reason; reasons which may be difficult to understand, especially for parents. However, Bebert and I stand by our faith that God’s will is perfect and His plan full of wisdom. We pray that in His time, and if it is His will, we would someday be blessed with Maggie’s wonderful siblings.

We’re taking one day at a time. With each day God’s grace allows miracles, big and small, to happen – broken hearts heal, love strengthens, faith endures. Bebert and I are most thankful for the love, support, and prayers from our dearest parents, siblings, relatives, and friends. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Maggie may not be with us now but she is very much alive in our hearts and in God’s miracles and blessings.