Q: I’m really struggling with a situation and need advice. My good friend was
pregnant with twins and went into premature labor. Baby A survived for a
short time and passed away, while Baby B is in intensive care at the
hospital. How do I communicate my sympathy for the passing of Baby A, while at the
same time celebrating the birth of Baby B?
A: This perhaps is not a time for celebratory messages but rather “thinking of you” thoughts. Let your friend know that you are thinking of her during this difficult time, both with sadness for the death of Baby A, and hope and love for Baby B, and for her and her husband.