Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's the end, and it's not okay

In a trailer for the new film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, one of the characters (played by Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire) delivers the line, "Everything will be alright in the end... So if it is not alright, it is not yet the end." I really like the sentiment, but today I'm not sure I agree.
This morning Cori went in for her normal oil change and tire rotation at the doctor's office. After the nurse wasn't able to find a heartbeat with the normal monitor, they checked using a sonogram, which confirmed that our son, Aiden Maxwell May, had died.
My words, the tools with which I am so comfortable normally, fail me today. We prayed for a miracle, as did thousands of you all over the world. It would seem that we didn't get our miracle, at least not the one we wanted. Please continue to pray for my wife, as she now has to face the truly unsavory task of going through a delivery without any hope of ever hearing the baby cry or getting to see him smile.
Thank you again for your prayers. Today is a rough day.  We've reached the end, and everything is very much not okay.


  1. My heart is breaking for your family. There are no words! I followed your journey because of my friend and your coworker, Melissa. I have been praying and will continue covering your family in prayers .

  2. Ah Beej, I'm so sorry man. I'll be praying for you and Cori. Especially with Psalm 34:18- "The Lord is close to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

  3. Truly sad news my friend. I will continue to pray for all of you. Much love and prayers.

  4. Im soo sorry Cori & BJ...thinking of you guys now and for the time to come! Sending you love & prayers also.

  5. We are so sorry to hear the news and will continue to keep your family in our prayers.