Day 23 – Thank You

Today was certainly not one of the easier days to get through. I started reading a book called “I Will Carry You” by Angie Smith. It is an account of one family’s journey through the loss of an infant daughter at birth. (The same people that wrote the song of the same title mentioned in a previous post.) While beautifully and eloquently written, it is gut wrenching to read. I think I would be ugly crying if I were reading it outside of these circumstances. I’ve decided to put that one down, at least for awhile. Someday I’ll be ready for it, but not just yet.


This morning a dear friend of mine stopped by with coffee and a little something for me. The little something turned out to be a gorgeous knitted (crocheted?) baby blanket that a friend of hers had made for Baby. I was so touched by the benevolence of a complete stranger. If you’re reading this, Thank You!! 🙂

If anything, this tragedy has brought forth so many precious people, even a few new friendships. William and I are so blessed to not have to walk this dark road alone. I can’t possibly thank you enough for your love and encouragement. Even the people we don’t know personally, but who care enough to follow along through this blog, thank you. Please know that we cherish each and every one of your comments even if we haven’t directly responded.

Tomorrow is a new day. I’m thankful to have made it through this one! God bless!

4 thoughts on “Day 23 – Thank You

  1. Actually, it is you we need to thank. You have shared your beautiful child with us and that little person makes us better people. Your child’s life demonstrates the big three: Faith, Hope and -above all, Love. Sometimes, in the eyes of the world that starts telling our very young children to be “very useful engines,” (no offense, Thomas); we need to be reminded of the value of being created in the image and likeness of God. Your sweet child lives a tremendously successful life in the eyes of God, and we are blessed.

  2. You are a beautiful person with a beautiful miracle growing and being formed daily with the fingerprints of God all over her. God’s miracles are unlimited!

  3. I don’t know if my previous comment went through…just found your story through a friend on FB. Your Nora is stunning, as is your faith. Our 10th baby has Down syndrome, and she is truly our greatest blessing – I know you already know this, but sometimes our biggest trials are turned into God’s greatest demonstrations of grace.
    I also wanted to thank you for sharing your story publicly…after suffering my 4th miscarriage a few days ago, I have been really struggling with grief. Your story came at just the right time- I will be praying for your beautiful family and precious baby girl. oxoxox

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