Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Days of Thanks #7

Today, I am grateful for the healing power of the passage of time. During this week last year, I was in very bad shape, trying to somehow prepare myself for Hudson’s birthday. This year, I am very, very sad. Of course I am. But the weight feels different from last year. Any parent who has lost a child knows that the expression “Time heals all wounds” is just wrong. This wound will never, ever heal. But time does help dull the sting somewhat. I have yet to make it through the actual day, I know, but I feel stronger this year than I did last year as I brace myself for it.


  1. I wish there were a way for you to steel yourself against it. It's just wrong, Mandy...she should be with you.
    Big hugs,

  2. Reading, abiding, bearing witness. And as always, I'll be thinking of you and Hudson tomorrow. Sending so much love to you and Ed on such a difficult day.

  3. Hi Mandy,
    Am thinking of you today (it's the 1st here in Oz). Lots of love to you all,

  4. I am thinking of y'all today on Hudson's third birthday, praying for your peace and comfort.