Normally, I’d apologize profusely for posting twice in a day, because, well, it’s annoying to me. But screw apologies this time. Hear that, Internet? I’M NOT SORRY.

I was alerted by a blog post by my friend Kelly at Don Mills Diva that tonight her friend Sheona McDonald has a documentary airing called “Capturing A Short Life.” It deals with the often-ignored subject of infant loss and follows several families through this journey from birth to death.

It’s airing tonight on CBC Newsworld at 10 PM but appears to be only available in Canada. I’ve been digging to see if those of us in the States can see it and I haven’t been able to determine this yet. I never claimed to be smart, did I?

I’m not certain that I’ll be able to watch it, not living in Canada and whatnot, but I wish like hell that I could. I have made so many friends here on my blog who have lost their own babies, and constantly struggle with being unable to tell their own stories outside of their blogs, and whether or not they know it, their children and their stories have shaped not only me, but many of my readers.

These little lives were not snuffed out too soon in vain. They simply can’t be. Because THESE are some of my friends’ children and they were here.

Hannah

Caleb

Baby JP

Kalila

William

Isabel Grace

Maddy

William Henry

Aodin

Callum

Sarah

Connor

Liam

Samuel

Caden

Masyn

Olive Lucy

Seth Milton

Abigail Hlee

JoeJoe Sherman

Baby Nick

Gabriel Anton

Ryan

Jonathan

Devin Alin

Jacob and Joshua

Baby K, Gabriel Connor, Christian Elliot

Emmerson

Baby Kuyper

Mara S.

If anyone knows how we State-side people can watch this as well, please let me know in the comments.

Comments = full of the awesome. Like gravy. I can haz an RSS RSS feed .

26 Responses to Capturing A Short Life

  • loribeth says:

    Thanks for spreading the word! (I also saw DMD’s blog entry on this.) Not sure how you can tune in Stateside… but if you’re really, really interested in seeing it & don’t mind shelling out some money, I believe you can order a DVD through the website: http://www.capturingashortlife.com/home/

  • swirl girl says:

    what a scary long list….

  • Holli says:

    I just watched the trailer on the website, and I have to say I’m really sad that we aren’t going to be able to watch it here in The States.

    But, I don’t know if my heart could take watching the whole thing. The trailer was hard enough.

  • mumma boo says:

    That’s a heartbreakingly long list, and I know it’s only a fraction of all the lost little ones. Prayers and hugs, my friend, prayers and hugs.

  • tash says:

    Thanks so much for alerting me to this (and mentioning Maddy’s name). Will keep my eyes peeled . . .

  • CLC says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I would love to see it too. And thanks for remembering Hannah!

  • Heather says:

    My heart hurts for all of the names joining my son’s on this list, and for all of the names we don’t know that could be added. I watched the trailer and would love to see the whole thing, but I agree… I may not be able to handle it.

  • Thanks so much for posting this – it’s such a wonderful important film I really hope as many people as possible see it.

    I asked Sheona whether people in the States can see it but right now it seems not without a satellite. She does not have a distributor in the States and liscensing agreements prohibit her from screening it on-line right now…I’ll keep you posted.

  • Betts says:

    Try Youtube tomorrow. Sometimes there’s stuff like that there. Also check CBC’s website. Sometimes shows can watched online. ABC has almost all their shows online now.

  • Rachel says:

    Thank you for this. It still makes me so sad to think there are 3 little people missing at family gatherings. I often feel that I am the only one to remember them.

    Can you please add Andrew Christian to the list? His mommy is a dear friend, and she and her family are trying to find their way through the holidays without the anticipation of his arrival.

    I am tearing up reading this, and am so tempted to wake my baby up and hug him, just to reassure myself that he really is here and okay, and I’m tempted call my parents to make sure my daughter is fine, and eating a bowl of ice cream with Grandpa. I hope and pray that all the families who have gone through this agony can experience that feeling of assurance and peace someday soon.

  • Holly says:

    Thank you for remembering my angel. Love you!

  • Oh Becky. I teared up when I read the post, and sobbed when I read the comments. I can’t even begin to imagine…

  • RhoRho says:

    Utube this: 99balloons. I know the guy who created this video (shown on the big O) about his son who lived for 99 days with Trisomy 21. You will cry.

  • RhoRho says:

    I meant Trisomy 18. And Oprah.

  • Lainey-Paney says:

    surely it will be available online sometime in the near future…. maybe??

    ~Lainey-Paney
    (Masyn’s Mommy)

  • kalakly says:

    It is a long list, I still can’t believe I have a son whose name is on it. And even sadder still, is that the list is only a fraction of the lost babies. But it matters, deeply, that you always remember them, and us.
    xxoo

  • Tricia says:

    I haven’t logged on in almost two months…then I log on to find my son’s name mentioned. Words cannot express how much I needed that today.

    Thank you!
    Tricia

  • chris says:

    Try azures they have everything, I’m surprise it’s not in Youtube or Veoh

  • c. says:

    The doc was sad to say the least. Hope you managed to find a way to see it.

    Thanks Becky. Just thanks. XO.

  • Amy says:

    Thank you for putting William on here! I didn’t find it to watch it, maybe on the net at some point!

    Thank you for thinking of us all.

    Sorry, I have been away so long, I like your new digs! It’s beautiful!!!

  • Tina says:

    I have a VHS copy (Yes, VHS) a friend taped for me. I plan to watch tonite. I can send it to you. Mind you- I’m in Newfoundland…

  • honeywine says:

    Too short is an understatement, but there’s really no way to show what it feels like. :(

  • rebekah says:

    Ah crap. I don’t usually expect to cry at your blog, but you took the ho ho ho out of my sails and made me think of all of these lost babies…and my own. Harrumph and good post and good luck.

  • Sarah says:

    Please let me (us?) know if you find a way to watch it. Thank you for remembering these precious lives by name.

  • a- says:

    Thanks for thinking of baby JP and me. Just popped in to lurk and check on you at the same time. Everything will be beautiful for you because you are beautiful too.

  • Danielle Keane says:

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING ,I LOST A BABY SOME YEARS AGO AND WENT ON TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PREGNACY I LL NEVER FORGET THE BABY WE LOST BUT FEEL SOMETIMES THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL I HAVE NOW I WOULDN T HAVE,GOD BLESS ,ANGEL BABIES IS COMFORTING BUT I SEE THE BRIGHTEST STAR TOO AND THINK THATS MY BABY SHINING DOWN ,IT GIVES ME COMFORT AND TO MY ELDEST DAUGHTER TO WHO WAS THERE THE DAY OF MY SCAN ,WHAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THE MOST HAPPIEST DAY OF LIVES WAS THE SADDEST ,THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE ITS WONDERFUL.X

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