Monday, December 27, 2010

My new favorite quote.

It takes a village to keep a special needs parent from jumping off the roof.  (Christine Moers)

I got a call this morning from someone I know whose little girl is back in the hospital, a couple of hours from home, and it reminded me of the way life is for families of medically fragile children.  We, of course, would give anything to have that life back, if it meant Mallorie was here with us, but still it is a life with some very hard times, and we were carried along by so many loved ones, medical professionals, and generous strangers. 

Maybe you know someone today who could use encouragement, and God's touch using your hands.

15 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for your friend and her little girl this morning Connie. My prayers continue for you and your family too as you make your way through each day without sweet Mallorie. I love you Connie and ask the Lord to carry you gently with His Love.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I hope that your friend's little girl is able to go home soon. That quote is hilarious and OH so true sometimes!!

The VW's said...

Great quote! Although, it is unfortunately so true sometimes!

Hope your friend's daughter is doing better soon!

Love and Big Hugs!!!

Erin said...

Praying for your friend and for Annabel and Cathy. Lord, hold them all close. Be their strength, their healer, their peace and refuge.

Is your friend in Houston? If she is and she needs anything today, let me know. I am in town today but going to visit my grandchildren on Wednesday.

May said...

Yes I do remember a time when that quote just said "That's me!" Merry Christmas Connie.

Cathy said...

Connie,
I still can't believe I unloaded on you today. You are a great friend even when maybe I am not so great! I will be thinking of your family this weekend with fond thoughts of Mallorie. I miss her being here and knowing you are home like me, struggling sometime, joyful much of the time and sharing some of the same experiences. I miss her and you!

Cathy said...

I have thought of Mallorie so many times today. What a joyful day in Heaven it will be tomorrow.

connie said...

Thank you for your comments, Cathy. We sure miss her today, and tomorrow I am sure even more.

Kenzie said...

Connie-

Thinking so much of y'all today and precious Mallorie as she celebrates her birthday with Jesus! I know this is such a difficult day, especially being the first one you've celebrated without her with you. I love you and know that the party they are having is something beautiful, and something we can't even fathom. I know Maddox is going to help her celebrate BIG!

Love you and praying!
Kenz

connie said...

Thank you, Kenzie. It means a lot to me to know I'm not alone, that there are others who know what this day is like. You are one of the first people in my life to really share with me some of your experience of losing a child. I remember that time when you came out to to the hospital to meet Mallorie, a very short time after you had to say goodbye to Maddox (your willingness to do that still humbles me), and how you shared some of the things you were experiencing and thinking. Knowing that I am not alone in this and that others can "guess" at my feelings today means more to me than I ever anticipated. Thank you for remembering today. I love you.

Nikki said...

Just came across your blog through Erin's and my heart goes out to you.

Nikki
www.madebynikki.blogspot.com

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Laurie in Ca. said...

I have been thinking about you and your family so much these days Connie and my prayers continue for you sweet friend. My heart hurts for you too and I just want you to know I love you. I miss my Mallorie all the time too.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Personne said...

I love you.

Mommie That Gets It said...

Hi Connie,

I put your comment on my blog and replied. I had to come and see your blog. I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss.

I just read "The Beginning of Mallorie Rose's Story". I think you are so brave. I was told over and over I should have amniocentesis and genetic testing due to my age. No matter what the outcome, I would never be able to end my pregnancy, so I fought not to have it. I believed, whatever will be, will be and would be grateful no matter what. The doctors thought that I was crazy. I think it is sad that they said to you "so the doctors who know what decision to make." That just rips at my heart!

I think what the pediatrician said about Mallorie at her birth is so sweet!

Sending you lots of *HUGS*

Heather