Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankfulness of heart

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving


When Sawyer died, I was alone.

I had no one to identify with. I didn't even know myself.

Today, I am so thankful for all of the wonderful and beautiful mothers I've met who have also experienced the pain of losing a child. The friendships of these women have meant more to me than anyone on "the outside" could ever really understand.

Sending all my love and prayers over the coming weeks to my dear friends Megan, Whittney, Laura, Emily, Kristine, Becky, Tricia, Shannon, Kim, Nicole, Renee and so many more of you. Without your love and ability to be there when I really needed someone to just listen - I can't imagine how I would have been able to come this far in my grief.

I love each one of you very much and am so grateful to have you in my life.

5 comments:

Wyatt's Mommie said...

I love you too Michelle. I don't know what it would have been like without you. I treasure the fact that meeting you on FB has allowed me to bond with someone so very special. Never did I think that FB would have allowed me to meet someone like you, travel to Chicago, and discuss "new" things with someone so very very special. Our angels are behind all of this.

Jessica said...

I am thankful for all of the fabulous BLMs I have met too. And you're right NO one on the outside can understand HOW important you all are!! <3

Whittney Tomczyk said...

Love you too <3

LetterstoClaire said...

It's beautiful that you've connected with so many women who can share in your experience. It's a bond I wouldn't wish on anyone, but it certainly is the kind that can last a lifetime. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

LetterstoClaire said...

It's beautiful that you've connected with so many women who can share in your experience. It's a bond I wouldn't wish on anyone, but it certainly is the kind that can last a lifetime. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!