August 20, 2011

Today I want to come here and thank you.

Thank you for sharing in our excitement when we announced our pregnancy.  I could not believe the outpouring of joy, the sheer number of people who already cherished this baby as we did.  And thank you, too, for sharing in our sorrow when we announced our miscarriage.

To me, luffa gourd flowers will always be the very loveliest.

Over the past two weeks, I have been blown away by the compassion we’ve been shown and by how many wonderful, thoughtful people love our family.  Thank you for understanding how devastating this loss has been and thank you for not diminishing it.  Thank you for accepting without question that we named our dead baby and thank you for supporting our decision to include Charlotte in this experience.  Thank you for your encouraging words about Aurora’s tree.

I keep trying to find the words to express how grateful our family is, how uplifting it has been to know that in her short time with us Aurora was cherished and loved enough to last a lifetime by people near and far.  I wish there were better words for this, I really do, but I think that this is where English comes up short.  All I have is THANK YOU.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Now have a happy weekend, will you?  And if you have a kid at home to love on, give them an extra squeeze for me please.

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  1. By on August 20, 2011

    Allowing me to glimpse into your life through your blog has been a blessing.  I feel a connection through your words even though we have never met.  It was incredibly generous to share your pregnancy and loss with us.  I, like I imagine most people have struggles and worries and found your openness to be rare and beautiful.

  2. By Amber on August 20, 2011

    Much love to all of you, Sarah. I can’t even imagine what this all is like but you are so honest about it all—how could we not show you how much we care? <3

  3. By erin on August 20, 2011

    I’ve been worrying about you and wondering how you’ve been doing.  Give Charlotte an extra squeeze from us too, and hugs to you and Donald.

  4. By Moira on August 20, 2011

    Extra squeee - tick!

    Sending hugs and love to you all x

  5. By Cynthia A on August 20, 2011

    <3 ya Sarah!!  You are a beautiful person inside and out.  I am happy to call you my friend.  Hugs for Char!!!

  6. By on August 20, 2011

    Love ya, Sarah :)

  7. By on August 20, 2011

    We named our miscarried baby too.  We lost her at 12 weeks and named her Joy, for all the joy she brought to us.  She will always be considered part of our family, just someone we will get to meet in heaven.  We are sure she is with our family that has gone on before and also in the arms of Jesus.  That has got to be even better than in my arms.  I will always miss her presence but will meet her someday.  God bless you.  You are not alone.

  8. By Ellen on August 21, 2011

    I don’t comment often but I have been thinking about you guys a lot.  I think the way you include and share things with Charlotte is wonderful, I hope to do as well with Ada as she gets older.

    Lots of love, thoughts, and prayers.

  9. By on August 21, 2011

    Thank you always for your honesty, for your strength, for showing that love and compassion exist and, most recently, for showing that healing is possible.  I know that this great loss will continue to be a part of you forever, but I have been comforted to see that you are healing.  I know it will always hurt but to know that your family will be okay, that a tree will grow out of this, reminds me that in this life, where there is so much pain, that there is healing too. 

    Thoughts and love to you and your family.

  10. By on August 22, 2011

    You are brave Sarah. I’m so glad you have Charlotte and your husband beside you.





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