Jan 08 2014

An unexpected surprise…

Posted by Jenelle in Little Joey / 4 Comments

This post is quite late as the past few weeks have been a whirlwind, but Josephine Martha arrived a little earlier than expected!


She was born on December 12, 2013 at 1.49pm. With lots of kisses, hugs and so many repeats of “We love you Josephine!”, she became a saint in heaven at 3:11pm, while Bill was cuddling her.

Josephine’s beautiful button nose, fine lips and oh-so-perfect skin were out of this world. She was the image of her daddy! She not only inherited Bill’s facial features but she had his broad shoulders and chest as well! From me, she had my long legs, wonky toes, long fingers and her nails were perfectly shaped.

I cannot explain how exciting it was to meet her. This little girl, who from day one, has been the centre of attention, deserved and got the best of everything we could give. From the time we found out we were expecting her, through the whole 31 weeks and 4 days and even after she passed away. She demanded our all and it was our pleasure to be there for her along the way. When we got her diagnosis, our focus on providing the best we could for her didn’t change. We just had to ensure she continued to be treated with the dignity that she deserved.

It is truly an honor for us to be her parents.

There is so much to share about Josephine’s amazing life and how she has changed us (and so many others) forever. In the meantime, I just miss her kicks and tumbles so much. It is hard getting used to not feeling them anymore.

Josephine Martha – Ora Pro Nobis!

  • Amy Crookes

    what amazing parents you are, Josephine is so loved and I only wish she was here with you like you all deserve. You are brave, selfless and amazing. I am sure some days are harder than others. Big hugs

  • Janice

    Beautiful, Jenelle. I know it’s hard being without her. A trip to Italy is just the thing to renew your spirit. But if you’re ever up for a lunch in Manhattan, I’m available!

  • Owen Blevins

    She had the two best possible parents to help her through her journey. Molly, Liam, Amelia and I are deeply saddened by your news and trust that you and cousin Bill know that our thoughts and prayers are with all three of you. Blessings…

  • Kathryn

    What a beautiful name. Truly. It sounds as if her name, and her sweet life, were cherished by God. Thank you so much for sharing.