IN MEMORY OF
JACOB GREGORY GUMBERTS
born August 18, 1999 and
died August 22, 1999.
by his Mom and Dad who miss him so much!:
Our son, Jacob, was born August 18, 1999. It was the happiest worst day of our
lives. Jacob was our first baby. We found out soon after his birth that he
had Trisomy 18. Of course, we'd never heard of it before. To us, Jacob
looked absolutely perfect. He was small, 4lbs. 9oz., but he looked normal
and healthy. We didn't notice his low set ears, or his rocker bottom feet.
All we saw was our long awaited dream come true. He stayed in the hospital
for 4 days. We took him home on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning, around
3am, Jacob peacefully died in my arms. It still hurts to remember everything
that happened that night. Sometimes, it is unbearable to think about. As
hard as those 4 days were, I would jump at the chance to relive them all over
again. I just want to hold him again. We miss him terribly. The only
comfort we have is knowing that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. I don't
think the pain will ever get any easier to deal with. We love him so much.
We are blessed again with another pregnancy. We're scared to death, but also
very thrilled that Jacob will be a big brother. We love you Jacob!