This week a beautiful soul was taken from us here on earth. Missey Gray, wife and homeschool mom of five, died about an hour after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl. The baby, Melissa Kate, is 5 lbs. 1 oz. and healthy.
Some of you may know Missey through Ambleside Online, or her blog Heartschooling, or the Yahoo group Basically Beechik.
When Missey went in for a stress test it showed that she was loosing amniotic fluid at an alarming rate. They decided to go ahead and take the baby. After the the baby was lifted from her body, some of the amniotic fluid got into her blood stream and caused a blood clot. This in turn caused her death. She never came out of surgery. Apparently this can happen once in 200,000 births.
If you would like to help Missey's family with a financial gift, click here.
Please keep Missey and her family close in prayer.
Update: The Gray family asks that you also keep the doctors and nurses who assisted Missey in your prayers.
Update: There is a memorial at Homeschool Blogger.