My cousin had a baby boy today. He was born six weeks early and has a head full of black hair like every Indian baby except my daughter (whom was born with mere fuzz.) My cousin had been looking forward to this day for her whole pregnancy and with each day and each facebook post about her baby and her pregnancy, I knew she was going to be the best mother ever.
She named him Aries Jude.
And he lived for 2 hours before returning home to the ancestors in the spirit world.
She always knew and knew. The doctors and specialists warned her this would happen. They had told her long ago when she was just starting to show and her ultra sounds were abnormal that her baby would probably not live. They advised her to terminate the pregnancy.
She contemplated and prayed on it and decided to carry her baby. She was determined to prove them wrong and I believed in her. I believed hope conquers all. We all prayed as hard as we could and probably not even close to half as hard as her.
When they realized he was going to pass away, they took him off the breathing apparatus and out of the clear incubator they keep preemies in and let him spend his little life with his mama. I wasn’t there but my mom said he opened his eyes and looked at her and held her thumb as if letting her know it was ok.
And in the pictures my mom sent me she watched him with the kind of love in her eyes that only a mother can possess. She watched every breath he took and watched as he did indeed prove the doctors wrong and he lived for longer than an hour.
Then he left her a mother who suffered the greatest loss a mother could, but also made her the bravest woman I know. And I was right…she was the best mother ever for carrying him here to teach us all a lesson.
There is nothing as strong as a mothers love.
Rest in paradise Aries Jude. Tell Grandma hi.
In my cousin’s own words because I want everyone out there to hear her. “everyone out there with a kid(s).. appreciate them & cherish every breath & smile with every crabby & funny faces they make.. cause youll never know when god decides to take them home ♥”