My wife lost our first baby at 36weeks. There we were all excited, the big day was arriving soon and we couldn't wait. I had a phone call at work, 'come home quickly, I'm in pain and I'm losing blood'. To cut a long story short like many women, my wife lost the baby, the placenta just came away and she still had to give birth to the baby. My wife was fantastic.
Anyway 'we' had a little boy and the date was Nov 4th. He was beautiful and all we could do was give a proper burial. Moving on, 2 months later she was pregnant again and we had a boy on Oct 24th the following year. Time moved on and the following year on Oct 24th we had a little birthday party for our new son. We spoiled him rotten and he had lots of presents. One of those presents was a little plastic car that he could sit on. It had little flashing light that made music and all the gizmos and he could sit on this and play. So that was great.
Then a few weeks later on the second anniversary of our first son's passing - Nov 4th I was woken up 'early' at about 6ish in the morning. I heard a sound downstairs. Was I dreaming? I went downstairs to find the toy (that my son had for his birthday) had its lights flashing and the music playing. I couldn't believe what I seeing. Then it stopped.
I went upstairs and woke up my wife. She thought I had been dreaming and told me to go back to sleep. I told her to come downstairs. We went downstairs and I told her which one of the toys was making the noise. Just as I did, it started again in front of us. As soon as I pointed the toy out it started. The music was playing and the lights were flashing. I went cold. I could not believe what I seeing and I was delighted that he was coming back to see us on his birthday. It gave us a lot of comfort.
I am writing this now because my smoke alarms are going off now every now and again (no smoke). It's not Nov 4th - its was the 9th, and here's the thing they even went off when I took the battery was out!
So it's been horrendous to lose a child but it has been lovely to get a few messages.
Here's to hope, happiness, harmony and health.