It is times like this when many of us feel helpless to ease the pain of those we love. Brittany and Justin were blessed with a miracle pregnancy. Their little miracle, Esmay Ann Grace was born at 20 weeks on June 2nd due to Brittany's water breaking early. She lived for two hours and 16 minutes in the arms of her parents. Esmay's name means, esteemed beloved, who is priceless and given to us by the grace of God. Even in their brokenness, they hold on to their faith. They have walked this journey with much vulnerability sharing openly their journey with their friends, and so, many of your hearts break for them too.
The law requires they use the formal funeral process. The average cost of a funeral is said to be 7-10K. I honestly don't know what all their costs will entail. But apart from the funeral costs, I know there will be some medical bills and perhaps lost work time for Justin. Money for gift cards to purchase pre-made meals I'm sure would be a blessing too.
While no amount of money can ease their pain, it can help ease the financial burden of this great loss and their hearts will be comforted knowing the love that is poured out for them in many different ways. And whether you chose to give or not, certainly no pressure, just an opportunity, please pray for their broken hearts and hug your kids today.
Lori Bradeen and Lynn Aldrich Aunts to Brittany, Sister to Grandma of Baby Esmay.