Friday, January 13, 2012

Tears of Joy and Sorrow

I'm sitting at my desk at work, obviously taking a break, but just for a few moments--I promise!!

I just read another Caring Bridge update about yet another child going thru a traumatic, life altering experience and I started to cry. It was a "good" update---if that is possible to say; that any of this could be good. I am truly amazed by the strength these babies and children have. They are ALL FIGHTERS!!!!!!!!!--every one of them that I know---they've been fighting since day 1 and continue to do so and even though I may not know them personally, I am so proud of them. That probably sounds a bit weird and almost stalker-ish. But in some way, shape or form, I know about these kids thru their parents, or thru our community, or on a very personal level.

I don't want to give out too much detail here as it is not my place to do so. I will just say this. This week, there have been some positive things happening and it makes me hopeful that maybe 2012 is going to turn things around. I've read updates on Facebook, Caring Bridge and even watched a couple videos--one of which brought both Steve and me to tears last night. Like I said, I cannot (and will not) give out details, so reading this is probably a little frustrating, but this video was just amazing to me. To be able to see parent and child the way they were was truly like nothing I've ever seen.

There has been some sadness this week as well, but I am going to choose to not write about it or dwell on it.  I am choosing to look at the positive in hopes it will bring more in the weeks and months ahead. EVERYDAY,
I think about these kids and their families, hoping my positive thoughts will do some good. I have no idea if they will, but I have to believe that they will.

So, today, to any of you who may be reading, please know my heart is with all of you. I think about you.
I hope for you. For those grownups who are having a rough time and struggling, I think about you as well and hope for your peace and happiness too.

With love,

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