Monday, April 12, 2010

Part of a Community

Sometimes you don't realize how much you have until it is either gone or something tragic happens. You know in the back of your head that people love and care about you, and some people are more outward than others. But when a tragedy occurs, the people who hold your hand and give you a shoulder to cry on are invaluable.

After the passing of Sophia, we have been flooded with support and love. Dozens of cards have come to our home. Beautiful flowers sit on our table and our FB and email accounts have dozens of well wishes by family and friends. I, well both of us, have been completely overwhelmed by the amount of people showing us they care for us and our baby girl.

Over the past week, I opened one card in particular from a very special group of people. They are a group of ladies who have dealt with or are still dealing with Infertility that wanted to support Tyler and I in anyway they could through this loss. When I opened that card, I found that dozens of women had donated 29 trees to the Arbor Day Foundation in memory of Sophia's 28 weeks of life and 1 to know that she will always be in our hearts. They also ordered personalized charms for Tyler and I and sent money so I could get a special piece of mother's jewelry to always have Sophia with me. We were beyond words to see such generosity from a group that I have never met in person. These ladies are invaluable to me and I love them dearly.

Thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts. We are very blessed to have family and friends that we can count on.

6 comments:

Diana said...

I do so wish there had not been a reason to send it, but glad we could be a support for you. Warm hugs to you and your family.

Rachael said...

Lik Diana, I wish there was no need for people to be supporting you guys like this right now but I'm glad that you're surrounded with love at this time too.

Rachael said...

P.S. I keep you in my prayers every night.

gringa78 said...

I am always thinking of you, Lindsay and wishing you peace and healing. ((HUGS))

LilBear said...

As others have said, I wish there was no need for this support, but it can be so comforting to know that you are not alone. If there is anything I can ever do, please don't hesitate to ask. lindsay (at) tyfystudios (dot) com

Britt said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The outpouring of love is so touching in such a difficult time!