Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Special Woman

A few weeks after we lost Nicholas I got an email from my former workplace. The email was from a woman I had never met (she joined the company after I had left). The news of our experience, however, spread quite quickly through the office and she wanted to express her sympathy for the loss of our little boy. I still remember sitting at the computer and reading that note. It came when we were still in such a dark, desperate place and I remember feeling just a slight glimmer of hope that maybe this world of ours still had some kindness in it. I mean, what kind of stranger takes time out of their day to reach out to a bereaved mommy? As I continued to read her words I learned that she had experienced the loss of her baby boy just a few shorts months before. She expressed her understanding, her support and she reached out with her heart and for that, I will forever be grateful.

This Sunday, April 26 marks her baby boy's Angel Day. It will be a tough day, a sad day, but, I hope also, that she and her family will be able to find some peace and calm. I will be thinking of her and her sweet Angel and hold them in my prayers.
Nicholas' candle is lit tonight in memory of H.

Love to our Angels..... xo


caitsmom said...

Thinking of H, Nicholas and all our angels gone too soon. Peace.

Courtney said...

This is a wonderful thing that you have done. Thinking of all of our angels!

Never forgetting Gregory said...

I love that you light your candle. I love, even more, that she reached out to you and it affected you in the time when you needed it most. I will be thinking about her.

Zil said...

Those glimmers of hope are what help us hang in there through the tough times. What a nice gesture for you to light a candle for your coworker's angel. I'm thinking of both you and her tonight as well as your angels.

angie said...

I am a day late, but thinking of H, and his mama, and the beautiful compassion in her heart.

Kate said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I love she reached out to you, and it's beautiful you lite your sons candle for H. What a wonderful sentiment.

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