8 October, 2021 – 8 October, 2021
We lost our sweet baby, Owen, on October 8, 2021. He was born with a rare genetic condition that's known as Thanatophoric Dysplasia Type 1 (lethal skeletal dysplasia). We didn't find out he had this condition until we were 21 weeks along and he passed away at 23 weeks. We loved him with all our hearts and will never forget the time that we had with him. He loved to suck his thumb, play with his umbilical cord, cross his legs, and was always so stubborn whenever we went in for ultrasounds. He'll always be part of us and our family--a big brother in heaven looking over his younger brothers and sisters. We are so happy to be your parents, Owen, and forever grateful for the 5 months we had with you. We can't wait for the day when we can see you again and hold you in our arms.
22 October 2021
For dearest Owen and mom and dad ❤️,
If we could visit heaven—even for a day,
Maybe for a while, our pain would slip away.
We’d fold our arms around you and whisper words of love,
Hoping, too, we might receive peace we’re so in need of.
And when our visit’s over and our time together through,
We’d hold you closely once again and kiss you softly, too.
No matter how we spend our days,
no matter where we go—
Our yearning to be near you will forever ebb and flow.
As morning dawns turn into nights and moments into years,
Our love will be reflected both in happiness and tears.
We’ll feel you in the summer breeze and when the cool winds blow,
When clouds drift by and raindrops fall, we’ll cherish each rainbow.
A lifetime is a long time for broken hearts to wait,
But for now you’ll be our angel baby, waiting by heaven’s gate.
We love you all so very much Alyson, Justin, and sweet Owen. Your sadness is our sadness, and one day your joy will be ours, too.
grandma Tiersa and grandpa Mark ❤️
12 October 2021
12 October 2021