On June 18th last year, we found out Cohen would be going to heaven. The hospital was so kind in offering whatever support we needed and letting us know they were willing to make anything happen and help give us any comfort possible in the situation.
Once we found out we didn’t have much time left with Cohen, there were several things we opted to do. We got his little prints taken for the first time. We had a snippet of his hair cut. We gave him a bath. We changed his diaper. We held his hands. We had a baptism ceremony. We stared at him. He opened his eyes for us and at the very end, we held him.
I can’t get into much about that last day because I would probably give myself contractions. I did post some about it last summer, here. I’ll post a little more, with some pictures, on Saturday. I’m barely making it through this post.
Right now, it’s pretty hard for me to look at the pictures from the last day. However, I’m so glad we have them and quite a few of them. I do still look at them even though it appears as though it’s torturing me.
Today, I wanted to share the pictures of the little baptism ceremony that we had..along with a few others. Clearly they are sad, being taken on the last day, so there is your warning. We visited with and saw the Chaplain all throughout the week and they brought him in once it was time to tell us it was our last day with Cohen. Around that time, he asked Brent and I if we would like to have Cohen baptized and if we wanted to take part. We said yes to both. They also awarded Cohen a special little bead as part of the Beads of Courage program.
I’m not sure if you can tell down below, but the Chaplain gave Brent and I little shells to use. We still have them.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10