Couple Die of Covid, Leaving Behind Newborn and Five Children
Such a sad story. Condolences to the family and friends of the couple.
For those of you who may visit this blog every so often – especially if you’re an unmarried adult who wanted to marry (and maybe have children too), but you find yourself single (and childless) into your 30s, 40s, or older, I think news stories like this one are eye opening.
Just because some people do marry (and have children) doesn’t mean it’s a happy life or a happy ending.
I have more news stories on my blog (see “Related Posts” below) of people who died shortly before or right after getting married! I have news stories of people who died in a car crash on their way to their own wedding and so on.
Here’s a couple who each died shortly within one another, not long after the wife gave birth.
I feel particularly bad for the children – to grow up with neither parent.
And really, Christians who “hype” marriage (and parenthood) way too much, to the point they shame singles for being single and not having children – such as Al Mohler – need to stop doing so (as they sometimes do) by falsely painting this picture of “most to all of your problems in life will be solved if you just marry and have children.”
September 13, 2021
by William Wong
Daniel Macias wanted to wait until he and his wife, Davy Macias, recovered from the coronavirus before naming their newborn daughter.
But about a week after giving birth, the mother died of Covid-19 complications. And nearly two weeks after she died, so did her husband.
Davy Macias was 37, and Daniel Macias was 39, Terri Serey, Davy Macias’ sister-in-law, told NBC News on Monday.
The couple, both of Yucaipa, California, left behind five children, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and 3 weeks.