Wednesday, March 11, 2009

James Michael Herrick

We decided on a name for our son: James Michael Herrick.

Its a family name that means a lot to both of us.

James was baptized yesterday. The priest said a very special prayer. I don't remember the exact words, but he asked God to take James into heaven and make him our guardian angel.

My mother said that she thinks that James started protecting us when we rushed Erin to the hospital. She thinks he realized that he couldn't survive without resulting in the loss of his mother so he sacrificed himself for us while he still could.


  1. So many images of your experience have been running through my head -
    It's incredibly heartbreaking an powerful.

    Just wanted to say 'hi' and let you know that our hearts and tears are with you, erin, lauren and james.

    - matthew, jess et vivie

  2. We are checking on you regularly--thanks for the updates. We've been in touch with Terry as well. I know that the heartbreak must be terrible. Our prayers are with you.

    Marty & Tess

  3. What a beautiful name. I cannot stop thinking about you guys. Peri and I went to music class today, where we first met Erin and Lauren and it was very emotional. I am so relieved that Erin is OK. James is watching over all of you.

  4. James Michael is definitely your angel, and it's so fitting Michael should be his middle name. Mike, you have been such a rock in this whole experience - - YOU have been an angel, taking care of your whole family and keeping us all informed so we can support you. Make sure you *all* take adequate time to rest and heal. Let us do whatever mundane tasks we can to help that happen. xo NB&H

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - Bob, Carolyn, Heath, Brian, David, Richard.

  6. James has been a miracle from the moment he was conceived. Thank you for bringing such a powerful love into this world. He will carry that love as he watches over all of you. You have touched many lives in sharing your story; you are an inspiration. My thoughts are with all of you.
    - Theresa

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    ed becker