Sunday, July 19, 2009


Our sweet baby girl has entered the last trimester of development and is regarded by the medical community as 'viable' outside of utero. Because her life is expected to be a short one, we would like to introduce her to our family and friends as the newest addition to the Wilde Family, and announce her name early. You will begin to see her name included in our ramblings, and her presence acknowledged in our activities. Also, we have begun posting a separate blog specifically about her life: "Letters to Miah". It will be a very personal collection of notes we have written/ will write to our daughter. There is so much that she has taught our family already, and we feel selfish keeping it locked away in a journal. 
      Her first name comes from the book of Jeremiah of the old testament.  The fifth verse of the first chapter reads: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee...". We appreciate this simple reminder that our daughter's spirit existed long before her broken body was created inside her mother, and that spirit will live long after her body is buried in it's Mother Earth. We believe in a literal resurrection of her body in its perfected form, and that we will again hold her in our arms throughout the eternities. 
      Miah's middle name is also inspired by a figure of the Old Testament. Jacob loved Rachel and desired to be with her forever. Ultimately, he had to work 14 years for her father to earn her hand. Just as Jacob had to wait to marry Rachel, our family will have to wait a little while during this life to be with our own Rachel in the next.       


  1. That is so beautiful. Your attitude and outlook are so amazing. Love you guys!

  2. Ahhh, I'm crying just reading it. I love the name, especially Rachel. Who can argue with that name? I named Jacob from the Bible because he loved Rachel so much. You guys are a beautiful family!

  3. I too am crying. Thank you for sharing her life-so-far with all of us. What a blessing she is.

    xoxo MMW

  4. My sister had a baby with tricomy 13 which is basically the same thing. She lived for 13 or so hours but she changed all of our lives forever. Her spirit was so apparent and strong. The name you and Karren have chosen is beautiful! You two are an amazing couple and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.