I just wanted to thank everyone for all the love, support, and prayers last week during my miscarriage. It was a very emotionally draining time and a very sad time for us here. However, I was able to get through it with the help of my family and friends. I just want each of you to know how much I appreciate it.
To my parents for coming down to stay with us and cheer me up. To my Aunt Bo and Mike for offering to come and for sending the beautiful roses. To Anne and Joe for keeping Ava, checking on me, and hanging out.
For the phone calls from Monica, my Nanny, Stacy, Sara, Carla, Libby, and Kellie. To Ms. Cheryl for the warm cookies you brought over. To Dan and his family for the candle. To Ms. Luanne for the beautiful rose. To my school for the plant and kind words. To my fellow teachers for the thoughtful card. To Stacy for coming over to keep me company. To my friends on myspace for the comments and prayers. To Licia for the comment here. To Ginny for the e-mail. To the wonderful nurses at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Dr. Cameron, you all were so wonderful. Mel, my anesthesiologist, was just so awesome! And to all of you all who gave me a pat on the back or words of encouragement this past week, or even thought about us or prayed for us. Words cannot express my gratitude to you all.
To my husband for wiping away a million tears almost everyday and being understanding.
Most of all to my precious Ava. I honestly don't know what I would have done without you this week. You brighten my world and make my life so much better.
Last Friday I received an e-mail from a daily quote site that sends me e-mails. Most days I just delete them, but on Saturday when I checked my e-mail the title was "On Sadness" and I opened this one up. This one quote caught my eye -
"When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left."
-- Sufi epigram
-- Sufi epigram
This week I have tried to focus on what I have left and the love that I have. You, my friends and family, have made that so much easier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all.
P.S. If I have left anybody off, I am sorry. Chalk that up to my roller coasters emotions...