Sunday, September 27, 2009

Too soon

I'm (obviously) behind on my own blogging, and my Google Reader is overflowing. Through my sporadic picking and choosing amongst the gazillion posts I will eventually read, I happened upon one from Leslie that just made my heart ache beyond belief -- it's a post that I hope you will all read, too.

I can't imagine what life would be like for Brent if our childbirth experience had turned from beautiful to tragic. I don't want to imagine life without both of us here to support each other through this journey called parenthood. I don't want to imagine life without me here to giggle with Em, to run my fingers through her wispy hair, to check in at night to watch her peaceful slumber, to watch her grow into the wonderful little girl she is.

I learned about Matt Logelin, Maddy and Liz when I was still pregnant, before I had gone through childbirth and experienced the joys of motherhood. Post-Em, news like Jewelyn and her family reverberates through me in a whole different way.

I'm keeping Jewelyn and her family in my thoughts.

"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering." - Andrew Jackson


  1. Thank you so much for posting this, Nanette. I hope everyone who reads your post will read mine as well. I'm donating a dollar to Jewelyn's fund for each comment I get.

  2. so very sad. i heard about this too. sent a donation for that poor family. to go through so much heartache and joy within a 24-hour period is just too much to bear.

  3. This is so so sad :(