Friday, July 27, 2007

In Memoriam - for Aria and her family

I post on Fertility Friend and there is a nice group of ladies that are/were due in July together. We have gone thru our entire pregnancies together and seen lots of highs and lows during that time. Today, we were dealt a devastating blow as a group. One of our members, Aria, who was having her second child went in on Thursday evening to be induced at 41+ weeks. Her fluid levels had risen enough that her doctor didn't want to wait any longer. During the night, while her husband slept, Aria had an apparent Amniotic Embollism. They rushed her into an emergency c-section and her son, Max, was delivered safely. Aria, unfortunately, did not survive and died a short time later. Aria also has a beautiful daughter Maezie and a loving husband, Ryan who will miss her terribly.

I find myself in tears everytime I think about Aria and see in my mind the picture she used on the forums of her with her family. She has such joy in her eyes in that picture and I just can't believe she's gone. It amazes me how someone I've never met can stir such a reaction, but the friendships I have formed online are so very special to me. More than I ever anticipated.

Another July mom created this 'blinkie' as a way of remembering Aria.

And yet another July mom wrote this poem that breaks my heart.

She touched so many,
She never knew.
Inside her belly-
Her future grew.

A daughter then son
And husband by her side
She lived on top of the world
She was down for the wildest ride.

The lioness they called her
Aria was her name.
The lord came to call her.
There is no one to blame

Hush my babies,
Don’t you cry
In clouds of angels
Mommy sings you a lullaby.

In memory of Aria 2007
-Justine O


seattlegal said...

That is just so tragic. It saddens me to hear such news.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for her family...

I hope you don't mind me saying this, but am on Fertility Friend, I was so excited to see that you have a new little one! (I remember the pic of you and your son in your siggy, I'm an October 2006 mom) Congrats! I wanted to let you know that there is a website that a lot of people have gone to in addition to Fertility Friend, it's free and you can post links (even get the July mom's together to get something for Aria because the mod shut down the thread) The site is it was made by a banned ff user. (Don't post the name on FF anywhere, even in a PM, (they read them) or encrypt it they will ban you) I just thought I'd let you know in case you had any email addresses, or if you guys had a virtual shower the person who ran it might have email addresses. (We also have a hopping CD board on there)

Heather said...

I so sorry for your and her family's loss. This story is truly heart-wrenching.

Jessica said...

I heard about Aria through the November '06 Mommies board on moved over there from FF). My heart breaks for her family...and they will be in my prayers. This is so tragic... :(