Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Date night

Well, I don't know if it was really a date night seeing as we met up with some of my people for a bit but Rich and I were able to sneak away last night after work (and sans kiddos) to see the Goo Goo Dolls. The show was at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, which was oh so convenient for us. We had a great time and as I've mentioned before and I have to say it again - this is my favorite band. Ever. I have seen them perform live at least (I think) 50 times and they never fail to satisfy.

I want to thank my readers who have left comments, especially on posts related to Abbey and Anna. I felt like leaving a "thanks" comment just wasn't enough so I'm here to say that I really do appreciate it. Maybe writing about Abbey is part of the healing process. I don't exactly feel that when writing but who knows. Maybe it isn't something you can outright feel.

One day shortly after Abbey was born, I was driving down the driveway at my parents' house when I suddenly decided that I needed to write about Abbey. I didn't even know what a blog was back then so my thought was that I had to write a book. I needed/wanted the world to know what had happened. After I started blogging and writing about Abbey, I came to realize that if I helped one person by sharing our story, then maybe her death wouldn't be an absolute complete loss.

I have received comments and emails from mothers with angel babies thanking me for sharing Abbey and that has made all the difference. I know I haven't personally thanked all of you for thanking me but please know that it means a lot to me.

Okay, if you can't tell, I'm a bit of a mess tonight. Just take a little bit of this and a little bit of that and I end up discombobulated. And tired. I'm behind on blogging but stayed tuned for photos from our lake visit last weekend.


Tracey's Life said...

Sarah, just breathe, all you have to do sometimes is breathe........


Jenna said...

"Keep on keeping on...." You're adorable. Just like your girls. :) I love your blog. Thanks for letting "us" into your life.

Hope's Mama said...

I'd love to speak on email, Sarah. My address is on my profile, I don't think I can see one there for you.
Your writing has helped me. Thank you, Abbey.

Tracy said...

My heart always hurts a little when you post about Abbey. I retouch photos for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep organization and I retouched the photos of my twin niece and nephew (Hayden and Taylor) after they had passed. I see so much loss that it's sometimes overwhelming and I pray every night before bed for those families dealing with this loss.

Sarah, your family is always in my prayers along with my brothers. Blessings.

JEN said...

I like goo goo dolls.
Did you see when they were on Sesame Street?

Wiley said...

"After I started blogging and writing about Abbey, I came to realize that if I helped one person by sharing our story, then maybe her death wouldn't be an absolute complete loss."

I've said it before, but I'll say it again, having read your story before being told my daughter had died at some point in the last day was one of the most important things for my processing of it.
And in our case, my dealing and processing was critical to helping keep the contractions at bay to allow her twin brother to grow as much more as possible.

So, I will always be endebted to you. There is no way I can thank you enough for having the temerity and strength to share your story.

Becky said...

I love reading about both Abbey and Anna since stillbirth and spina bifida are a huge part of my life. Thank you for sharing their stories with us.