Wyatt: Little Warrior.
Wyatt's mom, Miranda, unfortunately had high blood pressure and needed to have a c-section at the end of the second trimester.
I was standing in my kitchen cooking dinner for the family. Kirk was driving home from work, when I got the call. It was about 5:30pm., and the c-section was happening at 6:30pm.
Miranda had asked for something to do with pandas and special quote she liked. Since Wyatt wasn't due for another 2 1/2 months, I hadn't finished the canvas, but I had thankfully had it cut out ready to go.
I had called Kirk to warn him I was leaving the house when he got home. I finished cooking and eating a little for myself and grabbed the KKF tote cart to pack in the car. And soon was in the car, thankfully against traffic, to arrive at the hospital in good timing.
I could feel God's presences in the hospital that night. Maybe it also had to do with my comfort level knowing the hospital and the more "work" I'd done with KKF. Each family is different. The Stewart family that was able to be there at the moments notice, wasn't many people. But it was who those people were that made Wyatt's birthday special.
Wyatt's dad, Jason, was hours from leaving back on the road for work, but decided to stay home before he knew his son would be born that night. God was watching over.
Their older kids were being watched by Grandma and Grandpa, when I stepped in. They were very welcoming. I quickly became the entertainment for the panda loving family, by providing coloring projects and teaching them how to draw pandas for their little brother. As I finished us my panda canvas, Wyatt and family met in the room next door.
Wyatt lived a remarkable 2 hours and 40mins at just 28 weeks. That time gave their family some huge smiles and some laughs. They even said he cried at birth and grabbed his daddy's fingers so tight that his fingers turned white.
After the canvas was finished, we (myself and the Be Not Afraid team) also did some molds, prints, and Christmas ornaments.
Before leaving a minister came in to baptize Wyatt. It was Wyatt, Miranda, Jason and Miranda's parents left, as well as me and the Be Not Afraid (2). The minister kept looking at us all and calling us family. We smiled. Even though three of us weren't blood related, those there to share in a moment like that become family. Wyatt and all our other babies in Heaven link us to this sisterhood/motherhood/fatherhood that can never be known by anyone else.