Ministry helps grieving families break their silence

By Amy Speropoulos - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Inside the nursery that would have belonged to Hayes Paul Ebach, a plaque hangs on the wall, a sailboat sits on the dresser, and there is a white crib waiting.

"Everybody kept saying, 'well, you've got it all,' and I absolutely thought we did," said his mother, Molly Ebach.

Molly and Jason Ebach already had a daughter, Sloan Ebach, and were expecting a little boy.  The pregnancy was perfect, until something went terribly wrong.

"I was relaxed, I was confident, everything was fine, and then it wasn't," said Molly Ebach.  "Everything was fine and then it wasn't."

After 38 weeks of pregnancy, her baby boy died.

"I think I just said, 'he's gone,' said Molly Ebach.  "That was all you could say, because we didn't know at that point what happened."

Molly Ebach delivered her son on August 15, 2010 and buried him three days later.

As shock turned to grief, Molly Ebach discovered Cross Heart Ministries.  The organization is run by Robin Cross who lost her son to a heart condition 10 hours after he was born.

"You always remember the one you lost," said Cross.

Cross Heart Ministries caters to mothers who have lost children too soon while working to break the silence and stigma.

"We get together, it's a place where we can speak our minds, speak our hearts about what we're going through," said Cross.  "We're not judgmental, and of course, we totally understand what they're going through."

Thanks to Cross Heart Ministries, Molly Ebach takes it one day at a time.  She cherishes her time with her daughter while remembering her lost son.

For more information on Cross Heart Ministries, click here.

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