February 25, 2018
“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things”
Wow. Truly just wow.
I have been absolutely blown away by your support and your stories. The amount of goodness out there is just incredible and the comments and love I received was such a blessing.
You guys are truly the best.
I’ve heard multiple women tell me about their miscarriages, their early morning solo drives to the emergency room. Their hysterectomies. Their pain. Their loss. Their stories.
I’ve received flowers from the UPS man as we were heading back to the hospital to check on a re-opened incision. I’ve gotten surprise visits from neighbors and great friends. Women have offered to watch our girls or bring lunch, or just hang out to help with what they can.
My mom surprised us on day two of post op and knocked on our door. Dropped everything and drove three hours to be there for me. She slept on the couch and made sure our girls were looked after for us for a day.
My husband carried me around the house like a baby. He bathed me and lotioned my toes, he brought me cups to spit out water after I brushed my teeth. He washed my hair and helped me put on my clothes. He never let me go without my favorite Starbucks cup, straw and iced ACV water. He went and bought all my favorite foods so when I came home post op they would be ready. He held my hand before we went to sleep since I couldn’t cuddle and he has singularly taken on every single role in the household this entire week without complaining once. Homeschool, meals, baths, tantrums, reading, bedtime, cleaning…all of it.
My two little babies who are only 4 and 2 years old know it’s a rough time. They’ve kept themselves busy for hours the entire week. They get themselves breakfast in the morning and help each other get dressed for the day. They have stroked my arm as I’ve winced in pain and brought me water. They’ve both held my hand and helped me walk around the house and shared their most beloved blankies with me.
Our loss has reacquainted me with grief and it has also reacquainted me with community.
One week later and I’m feeling inspired.
Thank you, thank you.