Friday, February 20, 2009

20 February--

Happy Birthday, Ned and Nora! Your sisters and brother will be blowing out some candles for you tonight.

Ned and Nora were born 7 years ago today (02.20.02 at 05:12 and 05:13). Ned lived almost 10 hours and Nora, 15 hours. It’s been a heck of journey since their births and our loss. But, if this was the only way I could have met them, I would do it all over again. They impacted my life so deeply, irrevocably changing it for the better.

In those first days and months after their passing, though, I never believed that life would be OK or better!

It is better!!! Ned and Nora have me the gift of HOPE. I’m an earthly mom now as well as a “’heavenly” mom. After 5 months of bedrest, Banana & Tank were born in October ’03. KK, (“the Trip”) was born in May ‘05>

Time has a way of making you better, no matter how much you need to laugh, cry, grieve, etc. Thankfully, it does not have the power to make you forget. I will never forget my Ns.

11 comments:

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Mags,
When I clicked over to your blog to read your post about my giveaway (sorry I'm just now getting to it, it's been crazy around here!) I fell in love with your blog! And guess what! You won!!! Please send me your info.

Debbie said...

This is a work of art. How wonderful that you can celebrate all of your babies.

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh, what a beautiful post. I have tears in my eyes.

My specialty is helping families who have suffered the loss their babies. I am always sure to tell each one that no one should ask them to forget their little ones.

You are in my prayers.

Maureen said...

Our hands for a moment, but our hearts forever... thought about them all day....

The Mrs. said...

Wow. You are a hero mom for sure.

Surf Girl said...

That was such a beautiful post....I know they will always be in your heart. I've had a lot of grief in the past year and sometimes it's hard to believe that it will one day feel better. Thank you for sharing and for reminding me that time heals.

mrsmuelly said...

I've found your post through a bit of a roundabout...but thank you for posting this. I truly believe what you wrote. I hope to be living what you wrote in a few years. Thank you for sharing...and spreading the hope.

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh my! Mags, I didn't know. I am so sorry, but happy that you are able to celebrate their lives, and that they forever changed you. You made me smile, and feel a little bit lucky on a day I wasn't. I thank you, and them for that.

the Preppy Princess said...

Oh Miss Mags, what a beautiful, beautiful post. Thank you for sharing of your heart. You help us all learn and through gifts like these, posts that make us pause and reflect.

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Rachel said...

Your story gives me so much hope. I would say you have no idea but you probably do. I think of you all the time.

Thank you so much for being willing to share your story.

Sue said...

Sorry I am just reading this now. I am so glad that you have taken something devastating and turned it into a positive. A similar thing happened to a very close friend of mine. Ned and Nora, I am sure, are proud of their mom.