Friday, July 20, 2007

No Time Like Today

I've been reading the blogs of friends for quite some time now and have always wanted to participate. I created a website for Sydney during my pregnancy, which I kept up with fairly regularly until this past fall. I didn't think the site was appropriate for posting my thoughts. I really didn't think anyone would be interested in them. Why would they be? Whether or not it becomes a regular read for others is really not the point, I suppose. It is for me.

Yesterday, Marc and I received terrible news that our friends, Jess and Bob, lost their lovely niece, Hannah due to drowning. Rachael, Jess' sister, had been introduced to me while she was pregnant with Lily. Some of you may remember me posting their photo on Sydney's site shortly after Lily was born.

Since that time, a little over two years, I've periodically followed the lives of these two sweet girls both through Jess' blog and Rachael's. So, as crazy as it sounds, I feel fairly well acquainted with their family.

Last night, while lying in bed, I couldn't help but think of Rachael and Brien. The clock was ticking and I knew there would be no sleep for them that night. I'm not much of a prayer person. That is a story for another day. Last night, just in case someone is listening, I prayed:

Please wrap love around the families affected by the loss of this sweet child. Please, if only for tonight, allow me to burden some of their pain so that they may rest their tired, swollen eyes. Please comfort these families and let them know that so many people are praying for them.

This morning, I decided that there would be no more waiting. I'd start my novice blog today. As evidenced by yesterday's tragic events, these moments and our lives are fleeting. I will attempt to capture them while I have the opportunity.


pipsylou said...

I am so looking forward to getting to know you more through your blog.

My thoughts have not left Hannah's families much at all these last few days.

Oh my goodness, Sidney is a DOLL. Also, you'll laugh to hear my daughter described something smelly as "smelling like a gine-a" (vagin*a). I was laughing so hard I couldn't see straight...

Aren't they fun?

Jess T said...

Yes, my daughter likes that word also. She has ridiculously sensitive skin and every four or five months we battle a rash. She has no problem telling us that her "vagina hurts." :)

They are quite silly. My daughter sometimes insists that daddy is having the baby, not mommy. Don't I wish!