Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thank you so much...

Your outpouring of love and support has been absolutely amazing and so very helpful in this difficult time. Thank you to everyone from Lost and Found and to whom ever added my name/blog to that list. I looked at the Lost and Found site yesterday and am looking forward to really digging into it. I think that will really help with the healing.

Today is a much better day already. I don't have the overwhelming, all consuming feeling of pain and sadness. I woke up thinking happy thoughts of Lily and our journey together. I still feel a great loss but I'm trying to focus on the positive side of this experience and just be thankful that we had Lily for 21 glorious weeks. That's definitely better than nothing. Besides, Lily wouldn't want her mommy to be sad and miserable...so for Lily (and myself & my wonderful DH), I will smile and enjoy the beautiful day outside because I know Lily is in heaven enjoying it herself so we can share in that. That warms my heart.

Yesterday we were able to get many of the painful items taken care of and I feel much more at ease with everything. I wrote the obit for the newspapers and we met with the funeral home to arrange Lily's cremation. They were kind enough to come to our home and bring Lily with them so we were able to say goodbye to our sweet baby girl one more time while she was at home...her home...for the very first time. That was extremely helpful for us. Lily will join us again at home in a couple of days. That's when we will have our memorial service. We just want something simple at our home.

Again thank you to everyone for your support. It is so very appreciated!!

5 comments:

Katie said...

Here from Lost and Found. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter, Lily.

May you find great comfort in this community and peace in the days ahead.

noswimmers said...

I am so glad that you were able to find some peace. The days ahead will be rough, but it sounds like you have a great support system.

If you need anything at all, let me know...I'm just down the road in good ol' FF! I actually worked in Barnesville a few years ago...small world!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you found the lost and found helpful. There are so many amazing women out there who unfortunately enough have been there, and the support they can give is amazing.

I'm so glad that you and Lance are taking time to grieve and remember Lily. Even though her life was short doesn't mean that the memory of her will be. Take care.

nancy said...

Oh Kelly, I just heard. I am so very terribly sorry. ~hugs~

nancy said...

Oh Kelly, I just heard. I am so very terribly sorry. ~hugs~