All posts tagged: This Little Life

Reuben’s Little Life – So Short, So Sweet.

What is the measure of a life?  I have watched a very dear friend travel a painful journey through the pregnancy, birth, life and death of her second son, Reuben.  Kristy and her husband Luke have an inexplicable peace around Reuben’s 34-week life within the womb and 55-minute life outside.  Here, for the first instalment of This Little Life, Kristy shares his story. “Reuben Edric Dadson decided to arrive at 1:55am on the 19th March 2013 after 34 weeks of life inside.  He was born naturally and quickly and the midwife lifted him straight up onto my chest.  The room filled with a warmth that I had only experienced one other time, at the birth of our first son less than two years before. Reuben lay peacefully, his sticky warm body quivering every so often.  He made a few little noises, but didn’t cry as most newborn babies do.  Luke, my husband, was lying next to me on the hospital bed, one arm around me, the other touching Reuben’s little face and body every so …

THIS LITTLE LIFE: Changing Culture, One Life-Affirming Story at a Time

THIS LITTLE LIFE is a new opportunity on my blog to share your own story of how valuable, beautiful and significant life is, from the moment it takes up lodging in the womb to the last breath. Life has been defaced, devalued, dehumanised and it’s through real-life stories that we can change this culture.  Please consider sharing the complexities and revelations of your own journey.  There are no hard and fast rules regarding what stories I will publish.  Perhaps you could ask yourself: Does my story demonstrate the innate value of life?  Could it help others? I think we often underestimate just how powerful our stories are. Not so good at getting the words out of your head and into a cohesive read? That’s where I can help.  Please send me an email at inklingmedia01@gmail.com and we’ll find a way together. Keep an eye out for the first THIS LITTLE LIFE instalment in the next few days.  And don’t forget to share these powerful stories – I’ll post them on Facebook and Twitter as usual. Bless …