Thursday, December 16, 2010

30 Days of Thanks—Day #22

I am grateful for the hundreds of cards and letters we’ve received since Hudson’s death. I spent several hours tonight going through them again—they are full of love, support, friendship, comforting words, beautiful images, poems, memories, personal stories of heartbreak, and stories of how our sweet Hudson has impacted so many lives. They come from all over the place, from all the corners and eras of our lives, and from many, many people we’ve never even met.

It brings me great comfort to know that on days when I need a tangible reminder of how many people our girl has touched, I have these beautiful pieces of paper that I can hold in my hands and open and close, and in them, I can read Hudson’s name over and over and feel her spirit as it continues to shape the world around me.


  1. I am so glad that you can find her spirit in the small places. It is amazing to me how the words and support of so many people can make me feel as though I am not alone at times. I am grateful for it- especially in the times when I feel the most isolated from time and space....

  2. Mandy, Hudson has touched my heart immeasurably. It is the love of her family and real-life friends that keeps her alive.
    Big, big hugs,