Parents knew their baby would die; how they documented his 10-day life is unforgettable

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A couple who knew their infant son was going to die spent the time during his short life in an unforgettable way, Today reports.

Zion Isaiah Blick lived for only 10 days, but his parents made sure his memory is living on via Vimeo and Instagram.

Twenty weeks into the pregnancy, Robbyn Blick learned that her unborn son had a fatal genetic abnormality known as Edwards syndrome. Many babies with the syndrome die either before birth or within the first month afterwards.

Robbyn and her husband Josh said there was never any doubt that their son would be born.

Zion was born on Jan. 11 and weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces, according to USA Today. He tragically passed away on Jan. 21, but his father said in the Vimeo video, “You did more in your 10 days on Earth than I could ever hope to.”

Josh, a pastor, and his wife are devout Christians. They said Zion’s brief time on Earth taught them about God’s love and hope after death.

“The journey was long. My heart was broken. My body grew weary,” Robbyn told Today. “But my soul was anchored. Anchored in hope.”

Sources: Today | USA Today

40 comments

  • denise

    I do not often cry when I see a video, but I cried my eyes out! What a beautiful baby boy! I wish this family all the best in their lives! And the strength to carry this great loss!

  • Jennifer

    Your video made me cry. I lost my nephew Micah Bentley, on May 4th 2013. He was born sleeping. You really don’t realize the things in your life you take for granted until they’re gone. My family and I have lots of pictures for memories and I’m glad for that. I know we’ll see him again one day. Just as you and your family will see Zion again. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Karena

    There are no feet so small that they do not leave footprints on our hearts, no matter how briefly we are blessed to love them, before God calls them back to His arms. Let love and faith carry you through to the day when your souls meet again, in Heaven.

  • dennis

    Sorry for your lost I didn’t get the chance with my son gone 4rs now stilborn only one my heart goes out to you an your family

  • Jen

    What a beautiful baby boy. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Can’t even begin to process what your experience has been like, but thank you for sharing his short life & what a blessing he is. I am heartbroken for you & don’t even know you… But what joy there is in the hope of reuniting with him after this life. I recently had a miscarriage & believe whole heartedly that we will see our lost children in heaven. Praying Gods abundant blessings on your beautiful family!

  • Erica Diaz

    God bless u both u are good parents ure little boy is know with God he is a little angel looking down taking care off both of u thanking u for those 10 beautiful days he had with both of u god bless u both

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