Friday, December 3, 2010

Acts of kindness...

again i'm amazed that whenever i feel like i'm about to slip into a hole of sadness, someone swoops down to rescue me {or at least pulls me a little closer to the light}. today i want to thank 2 wonderful ladies that i had the privilege to "meet" while on my journey through grief {and whom are also on their own respective journeys through grief}.

the first person i want to thank is mary over at Micah's Gift. after she lost her precious Micah, she wrote Micah's name on a blade of wild grass so that she could essentially watch Micah grow. she now offers to write the names of fellow BLMs' angel babies in the grass, so that not only will Micah have friends, but they can all "grow" and "play" together in this patch of wild grass that is never cut. and you know me, once i came across her blog, and saw that i could have this done for Juju, I jumped at the chance. as i mentioned in my last post, i am desperate to hold onto my baby in any way, shape or form, so i'm always excited about a new opportunity to do just that. i sent mary my request, and within hours, she had written Julius' name, and sent me the pic of my "Juju grass". my heart was just overcome with love. it brings me comfort to think of Julius "playing" with Micah and friends - waiting for me. :') thank you so much, mary, for filling in some of the emptiness of my heart with love.

the next lovely lady that i would like to thank is ms. angie over at Expectations Revised. she was kind enough to give me this blog award. it still makes me blush to think that there are people out there that read {and actually *like* my blog}. so i thank you angie from the bottom of my heart for this award. i feel honored that you take time out of your day/life to read my blog, and walk with me on my journey.

The rules of this award are:

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you
2. Pass it on to five (or more) other blogs
3. Leave them a comment telling them about the award

to pass this award on to *just* 5 women/blogs would be an injustice. i have had the pleasure of discovering so many blogs that have been so inspirational to me. honestly, if i had not found these women i would have felt much more alone during this time. it has been so eye-opening to see how many women are affected by baby loss. it's just so unfair. so even though it means that i may have to take several hrs to complete #3. i'm going to recognize a lot of my fellow BLMs who's blogs i follow {and i apologize profusely to anyone i have accidentally excluded on this list}:

Lindsay at Keeping up with the Joneses
Denise at This Momma's Journey
Lindsay at The Chipmans
Rebecca at The Road Less Traveled
Megan at A Story Unfolding...
Rhiannon at For the Love of Harper
Rachel at Curls O Fred
Kam at Our New Normal
Kimberly at God Keeps His Promises
MrsH at A Second Line
Kalialani at The Butterfly Room
Organized Chaos at Abigail's Legacy of Hope
Tiffany at In the Beginning There Was Genesis
Jen at Attempting to Love Life without Her...
Trena at Free to Fly
Kristin at Dear Stevie
Littleharves at Harveys World - Remember to Breathe
Lis at Built-in Birth Control
Stephanie at Carried Through Grief
Karol at Loving Laynee
Patty at Journey of Loss, Hope and Faith
Franchesca at My Heart Song

**and to those i have recognized, please know that i do not mind one bit if you do not feel like "playing along". we are all in the midst of grief, and taking the time to post about a blog award sometimes is just NOT doable {we need to conserve all the energy we can while mourning}. i just wanted to take the time to thank you all for giving me some inspiration/motivation. i appreciate every last one of you more than you will know.**


Rachel said...

Love the blade of grass with his name on it! Congrats on your blog award! Thinking and praying for you friend.

Tiffany said...

Thank you for the lovely award friend <3 XXXXXXX

Angie said...

All my love my beautiful friend! xo

Rhiannon said...

Aww, thank you so much for mentioning me and my blog -- it means so much to know that my journey has meant something to you. It is pretty amazing and so sad that there are so many of us out here. I am so glad that we all have each other though and to know that we are not alone. Sending lots of comfort and love your way tonight.

Denise said...

Thank you so much for your kindness and recognition. I greatly appreciate it. <3

Trena said...

Thank you so much Tiffany ♥ And "playing along" is a great way to get my mind off of things :) Thank you for always leaving me with kind words, I'm blessed to have "met" you. Even though I do wish it was for a much different reason. Thinking of you and your sweet Julius ♥

rebecca said...

Awe, my amazing friend I love you so much! I was actually going to send this award your way when I got a chance to post about it and just hadn't gotten around to it yet...we always do tend to be in sync with our thoughts don't we? Glad you are feeling the love of others reaching out to you when you need it most. I'm so blessed to have you in my life and to call you one of my closest real life ya:)

Lindsay said...

I'm so humbled that you would think of me. You have been a comfort to me as well. I absolutely hate that you have to go through this. I wish we could have "met" under much different circumstances. I can't tell you how many times a day I think of you and my heart just aches because I KNOW the pain you are feeling, and I hate that someone else is hurting so badly. You're an amazing woman and such a sweet, sweet mommy to Julius. He is one lucky boy. Sending big hugs your way.


Organized Chaos said...

Thank you so much Tiffany!

MrsH said...

Thank you so much Tiffany for thinking of me! it really made my day :)

paula0277 said...

Julius written on a blade of grass was beautiful. Thank you Mary for honoring my grandson. My heart is happy just looking at this.

Our Journey said...

Thank you so much Tiffany. This means so much coming from you!

Jessica said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have a blog for BLM's called Heaven's Doves - where I create a dove picture :) If you are ever interested stop by there and fill out the form :)

Ashley said...

Hi Tiffany! I just stumbled on your blog and have pretty much read every post. You are such an incredible woman! I cant even imagine all of the heartache you have gone through and I just want you to know that I am going to make a commitment to start praying for you and your family. You are truely an inspiration!

Megan said...

Geez... it only took me HOW LONG to see this, and come to Thank you! HAHA! (((THANK YOU SWEET TIFFANY!!!) I love every second of reading yours & Julius' "story unfolding" as well! :)

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