Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thank you

i just wanted to take some time to say some thank you's...

i was so overwhelmed by all of the positive comments i received yesterday from my blog post. to know that there are so many people that are supportive of what i am trying to do brings a smile to my face. not only that, but THANK YOU to everyone that has donated to Juju's memorial fund. i don't know if you noticed, but i am now more than halfway to my $1k goal!! so, i guess that means that very soon i may need to increase that goal amount {funny thing is D actually thought i was being too ambitious with that amount, so i've actually gotten a chance to gloat about how he was wrong. i haven't done that in a long time, and it felt really good}. these days, in terms of friends, it is definitely about quality not quantity. but i've been lucky enough to have the best of both worlds. i'm not sure what i've done to deserve such great people in my life, but i'm not going to ask questions. and i hope everyone decides to stick around.

i'd also like to say thank you to everyone that reads my blog. i've gotten a few emails, messages, comments from people who have stumbled across my blog by accident. and they usually start off with "i hope you don't mind me reading your blog..." of course i don't mind. i started this blog about a week after i found out i was pregnant with Julius as a way to document my pregnancy journey and keep my friends and family updated since our families live in different states. when he was born i just decided to continue the blog as a way to document life as a mother. never in a million years did i think my life would take this tragic turn, but it has now become a blog about my life without him and my journey through grief. and the reason that i love and welcome new readers is not at all about the popularity - i think any BLM would tell you that they would rather have their baby back then to even have a blog - but it's about getting a chance to talk about the smallest person that forever changed my life. it's about telling the world about the little boy that i had a privilege to grow, birth, care for, and love even if it was for a short time. because every grieving parent's worst fear is that everyone will forget their child. so i love every reader {new and old} because to me it means that there is 1 more person that is thinking of my boy...and then, just maybe, i'll never have to let go...

and though we are not "celebrating" Christmas this year. i hope everyone out there reading has a wonderful Christmas day. to all of my BLMs i hope this Christmas is as gentle as it can be on you. i'm sending you all lots of love and strength now and always. ♥

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Thinking of you these next few days!

Vero said...

I may not have spent much time with you or your sweet Juju but I value the time I did spend with you. I hope one day you will feel like hanging out again. And about never forgetting your son, I will always have the photos I took of him. I am really glad I was able to immortalize him in picture form for you and for everyone else who loved him and misses him.

Kat said...

I'm one of the "you don't know me but..." commentors. :) I have been reading your blog a while, found it through Kristin Cook's and your story, Julius' story is so touching and heart-rending. I think of you both very often and pray that this Season passes by and leaves you without more heartache than you came into it with. Many prayers and thoughts for you.

MrsH said...

We're really not into the whole "celebrating" Christmas thing either right now, with my bleeding and all, but we will do our best to put up a tree. I think the holidays are hard, and particularly hard the first year after the loss. As for the blog, it is just one way to make the most of what is left of our lives.

Jaclyn said...

My mascara cant cope any more. My heart aches whenever I read your blog. Thinking of you D and Julius over the next few days as I do most days even though never met.

Your blog is a loving tribute to your son and I hope to read it for many years to come. xx

Jessica said...

This is my first time visiting and my heart just breaks for you and your husband. I am so so sorry for the loss of Julius. You have amazing strength. I'm sorry that Christmas can't be celebrated this year. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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