Short Story : Jorden Courageous Allred

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A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN Losing a child is something that few really understand. Even a brief life offers so much that is special. My daughter, Jorden Courageous Allred, died February 3, 2007. She was just 1 day old. I held my daughter after she died, I will never forget Jorden as a person or my daughter. Jorden was born with a rare syndrome that caused her deformity and ultimately her death. I realized how little information the professionals had about the syndrome, also their lack of compassion and understanding. It was difficult to cope with the loss of my daughter, not knowing why it happened to her. The coldness of the professionals made that heartache worse. I woke up to the sound of pots and pans banging around, then I got an overwhelming smell of bacon. I threw the covers off, jumped out of bed, walked to the kitchen where my boyfriend Omar was making breakfast. When I looked in the kitchen, he was dancing while he was cooking. I could not help but watch him for a minute, enjoying the moment. I asked Omar why he was in such a good mood. He said, “Today is the day we find out if we are going to have a girl, and I can’t wait.” We enjoyed our breakfast together then headed to our appointment. Before we got out of the car to go into the doctor’s office, Omar grabbed my hand and said, “You are absolutely beautiful, I hope our daughter is as beautiful as you are.” As I laid there anxiously, the paper underneath me crackled because I couldn’t sit still. Then the cold gel
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