Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sad story

Two nights ago I heard via social media about the passing of a beautiful mother of six.  Her family was close friends with my best friend's family.  I was heart broken.

"Reminded again how fragile life is with the passing of my friend Katrina today (Monday) from complications related to pregnancy. She was a wonderful person and is leaving behind her husband and their six children, the last of whom she gave birth to today. Till we meet again, sweet brown girl."

(Written by my best friend, Danielle.) 

 Here is Katrina with five of her six children.  The sixth (a baby boy) was delivered healthy, and due to her Placenta Accreta, she died during surgery. 

It is so, so sad.  From everything I have heard she was the most positive and happy person.  I believe, like her family does, that she still lives on and will be reunited with her family some day.  It does not lesson the pain and sadness of six sweet children and a morning husband left behind.  Not to mention parents, family and friends.  

It reminds me of the miracle we had two years ago at this time of year with my sister in law, Melissa. 
She too, would have left six children and a grieving husband behind.  
She died and came back. She almost died again a few times. 
She is healthy and back to normal.   

My heart breaks for this family that did not get the miracle they were praying for.  I do not know why.  I do know that they will have their own miracles happen.  

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."  
Isaiah 55:9

I think every mother who hears this story will hug her children a little more, try to be a little better, and be grateful for each day they get to be with their family.  

If anyone is interested in helping the is their information.  Katrina as in the hospital for three weeks and they have lots of medical bills and burial costs.  

Or you can go to this pay pal account.  


  1. That's right. Melissa's twins are just older than Gabe. I remember because we were praying for Melissa when we went to OKC to visit Clint the first weekend of May. I was 8 1/2 months pregnant.

    Thank you for posting about Katrina. It's so tragic. I just talked to her last week. I love you, Nat.

  2. So heartbreaking. Placenta accreta is what Kacie had when she delivered Finn. So thankful for her good doctor, who stopped and gave her a priesthood blessing before operating on her. So thankful for Melissa's miracles as well.