Thursday, August 30, 2007

How do you say thank you?

How do you say thank you to people who sit with you when you grieve? Who stock your kitchen with food, treats, and your favorite ice cream? Who send flowers and cards? Who call every day to check in on you and your husband?

On Sunday, Mike and I lost our baby. It has been the saddest, most traumatic thing I have ever experienced. I wasn't going to write about it here, didn't have the words to say to express how I felt - and to be candid, I still don't have those words.

What I do know, is that we have been surrounded by love, kindness and friends who faced our grief with compassion and real heart. It is much easier to avoid people at their worst moments - to let them work through it alone. But for those of you who extended your hearts to us, who let us cry on your shoulder, who sat with us in our darkest hour....

Thank you.
Angie and Mike.

10 comments:

Funky Finds said...

oh angie, i can't even being to think of words that would bring comfort to you at this time. know that you are loved & in my thoughts & prayers. hugs to you.

Robyn said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm a long-time lurker but didn't want to pass on by today with saying something. Wishing you comfort in the love your family and friends.

em said...

Angie,

You two have been in my thoughts since I found out and I'm awful and saying the the right thing in such painful times. But please know that you both have been in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love to both of you.

em

scrapgeek said...

What a horrible thing - I am so sorry for you both. Words will never be enough but it sounds like you have lots of love and support around you that I hope will help you through the pain.

Rebecca said...

Another long time lurker sending your hugs, hugs, and more hugs.
4 years ago we lost an anticipated adoption the night before we were suppose to bring the newborn home. It was completely devastating! I thought my entire world was gone.
Know that time does wonders. Keep your chin up and do something special for yourserlf (like a pedi or get your hair styled). It doesn't feel the void, but it feels pretty darn good.
Rebecca

Greta said...

Angie,
I am so sorry for your loss...you tow are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Liz said...

i have just been waiting for an excuse to call everyday without seeming like a stalker. By next week you and Mike will be dodging me with the caller id.

Maria said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I lurk on your blog. My heart goes out to you and your husband.

B said...

I'm so very sorry, Angie. Lean on your support system as much as you need to.

CoCo said...

Hugs and prayers to you both. I'm glad you have people to turn to and can turn to each other. Take care.