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A very sad day in the Clarke house

Lisa had a routine doctor’s appointment yesterday.  While performing an ultrasound, they noticed something odd with the baby and took her to have one of those advanced ultrasounds.  To make a long and painful story short, the baby has a very serious defect that is, in the doctor’s words, “incompatible with life.” 


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  1. I am so sorry. I just can’t imagine how hard this must be for you both.

  2. Oh, no. I’m so sorry, Neil.

  3. I’m so sorry.

  4. 🙁 There aren’t really words for a time like this. Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am, and that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Shit. I am so sorry.

  6. My, deepest sympathies Neil.

  7. My thoughts go out to all of you. Whatever you need to get through this, you’ll always have our support and encouragement. Hang in there.

  8. Oh no! I’m so sorry.

  9. I am so sorry.

  10. So very, very sorry. Take care.

  11. I’m very, very sorry. I have been where you are right now, and I know there’s nothing words can do.

  12. That’s dreadful news. A close family member experienced the same trauma. My best wishes and thoughts are with you and your wife.

  13. I am so, so sorry. My deepest sympathies to both of you.

  14. Oh no. I’m so sorry.

  15. My sympathies on this terrible news.

  16. I’m so sorry for you.

  17. I’m so very sorry to hear that, Neil. Sympathies to Lisa and you.

  18. Many, many sympathies. No meaningful words, but you’re in my thoughts.

  19. ah, man, that is just awful. my sympathies.

  20. Deepest sympathies. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  21. What a kick in the damn face. I’ll be thinking about you and your family all day, Neil.

  22. I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  23. I’m so sorry to hear this. My condolences to both of you.

  24. I’m so sorry. There are no words that will help, so I’ll just reiterate how very sorry I am for you both.

  25. So very sorry, Neil.

  26. wtf.
    [that’s all i can manage right now.]

  27. I’m sorry. 🙁

  28. I am so sorry. That is terrible news.

  29. ah fuck.
    my heart is with you and your wife.

  30. I am sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers are with you. It happened to my sister-in-law three years ago. She’s presently healthily pregnant.

  31. Everyone else has already said it, but here’s another one: I’m so sorry.

  32. I’m so sorry to hear that. Sending good thoughts.

  33. So very sorry for you both.

  34. I’m so sorry for you both. You are in my thoughts.

  35. Anonymous

    I’m so sorry to hear this. You’re both in my thoughts.

  36. Unfathomable, my friend. You have my deepest condolences.

  37. 🙁

    So sorry to hear this…

  38. Anonymous


    I’m so sorry. My prayers are with you.

  39. I’m so sorry, Neil. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  40. My condolences. I hope that you and Lisa are able to get all the help and support you will need.

  41. My prayers are with you and your family.

  42. I’m so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  43. That’s awful. Neil, I’m sorry.

  44. There are no words. My heart aches for both of you.

  45. Oh no! My heartfelt condolences, Neil…

  46. Oh dear God.

    My sympathies. I cannot imagine what that must be like.

  47. damn.


    *sympathies* to all in the house.

  48. Oh…I’m very, very sorry.

  49. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you both.

  50. Anonymous

    I’m very sorry about the news.


  51. I’m so sorry to hear this, Neil.

  52. Anonymous

    It’s been said by many already, but my deepest condolences.

    John Klima

  53. Anonymous

    as you said in your closing of the store, you never realized how many friends you have made by having this store, and hopefully knowing you have support of all those who know you in person or through your business helps get you through this rough time..

  54. uhg.. I’m SO sorry Neil. That’s just very sad. Best of luck & good wishes for you all in this very rough time.

    Ron Swintek

  55. So sorry to hear!

    Let me know if I can do anything.

  56. I’m so sorry to hear this terrible news.

  57. That’s . . . terrible. I don’t know what to say. Know that I’m thinking of you and your family, and if you need anything, let me know.

  58. Anonymous


    From our family to yours,our hearts go out to you in this time of trial. Our prayers are with you.
    Laura & Douglas McDade

  59. Damn. I’m so sorry to hear this.

  60. So sorry

    Neil, I’m thinking of you and your family. I’m so sorry.

    Mike Myers

  61. Oh no, I’m so sorry.

  62. My condolences, I’m very sorry for your family.

    Russell Dickerson

  63. My deepest sympathies to you both.

  64. I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear this…

  65. I’m so sorry, Neil 🙁

  66. Damn, I’m so very sorry to hear this Neil. My prayers are with you and your family.


  67. I’m terribly sorry to hear this.

  68. Anonymous

    I can’t begin to imagine how terrible this must be. I wish you and your family strength through this difficult ordeal. The thoughts and prayers of people all over the world are with you.

  69. Anonymous

    My condolonces to you and all of your family, Neil. God bless you, and all of you will be in my prayers tonight.

  70. So sorry. Thoughts go with you from our house to yours.

  71. Anonymous

    My prayers are with you, I’m so sorry to hear this Neil.

  72. Anonymous

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Neil, and I wish you strength in the hard days ahead.


  73. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have been there, and it’s awful. You are both in my thoughts.

  74. I’m sorry to hear that. I know that’s rather inadequate, but I don’t know of anything else to say.

  75. I recently discovered your store and blog, so you don’t know me…but I did want to say that no one deserves this – I’m so sorry it happened to you. Sending you good wishes, across the blogosphere.

  76. You don’t know how sorry I am: my wife and I just received the same news. If you need anything, let me know.

  77. Anonymous


    So sorry to hear it. My thoughts are with you.

  78. I just wanted to say how sorry we are, and that we’ll keep you and your family in our prayers.

  79. I’m so sorry to hear that, Neil. My thoughts are with all of you.

  80. Oh god, I’m so sorry.

  81. Anonymous

    Sad Day

    I was saddened to read Sad day in the Clarke house . God will be with you thru this. I know what you are going thru, my wife and I lost 2 sons to the same sort of problems before birth. Once again, May God be with you.

    Tom Long

  82. Anonymous


    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Randy Streck

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