Thursday, April 05, 2007

Real people...just like us

If you're a fan of General Hospital, you should remember Chad Brannon, who played Zander Smith (2000-2004). He and his wife, Carly, were expecting their first child on their one-year wedding anniversary, May 28th. They recently released this statement...

"Carly and I lost our baby girl. She passed away on Feb. 23 and it was pretty rough, but the Lord's been gracious to teach us a lot and grow us in our relationship and dependence on Him and in each other. We would appreciate your prayers."

***To the anonymous commenter: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And if you speak to Chad and Carly Brannon, please extend my heartfelt sympathies. This sort of thing knows no boundaries...it is an equal-opportunity destroyer of dreams. I hope that they (and you) are able to find peace and healing along your path of life. And please feel free to drop by here anytime. I'm working out my own grief, but it's always nice to know I am not alone on this journey.***

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here! Chad Brannon is a very good friend of mine, and let me tell you, they are going through this situation with so much honesty and grace. Having been through a similar stillbirth myself (cause unknown), it hurts so much to know what they are going through. These aren't empty words on the web site - this is truly what's going on in their hearts. FWIW...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kind words! I will tell them the next time I see them that there are people that they don't even know who are thinking of them and are "sorrowing with them". I know it will bless them to hear it. Keep on blogging - boy, sometimes when I am reading your thoughts, they sound like an echo of my own! I don't have a bunch of time to get involved with blogs and message boards and such, but I always make sure to read yours. :)

typingfool said...

No one should ever lose a child. At any age or for any reason. I feel for all of you who have had to deal with the loss of your children, although I can't imagine how you deal with such a loss. My prayers are with you all.

Lori said...

I'm always sorry to learn of anyone, whether I know them or not, who has to know this pain. My heart goes out to them.

Catherine- I just realized while looking at your page that May is fast approaching, and I would imagine that is a really difficult month for you. I had not taken the time to notice before how close Alex's and Travis's birthdays are. Two... almost exactly a year apart. I'm so sorry, and I hope the month ahead treats you gently.