First of all, sorry for the long silence from me. Although I'm sure you all understand and aren't at all upset. I needed some time to get away and wallow and not have to think about anything, so the blog got a little neglected. I'm back though, if only sporadically.
Over the past five and a half years, we have been through a lot. We have had four losses, dealt with health issues, infertility and consequently fertility treatments, my Dad passed away, we've moved a few times, we got a dog, raised some chickens and traveled. There have been good times and there have been down right miserable times. There has been a lot of grief. Gosh there's been a lot of grief.
One thing I have learned though, is that we are incredibly blessed by an amazing support system. Through all the stuff we have gone through these past few years, we have felt such an outpouring of love from friends and family and even strangers. Love is bigger than grief.
These past few weeks have shown that to us yet again. As soon as people heard that we were going through another loss, the love started flowing in.
Thank you to everyone who sent us cards, texts, emails, flowers, prayers, care packages, colouring books, food and cookies. Or who lent us shows to distract us. We appreciated every little thing and soaked up the love that came with them. We can't even really begin to express how much it all meant to us. You guys held us up, yet again.
And an especially huge thank you to my mom, who dropped everything and made the 7 hour drive to be with us during this time. It was so nice to have someone who didn't care what the house looked like or that I never put on real pants or that we ate junk food 90% of the time. You are incredible Mom and your in person support meant so much to us. Wallow week wouldn't have been the same without you.
Love is bigger than grief. That is what I keep telling myself as we navigate through these waters of grief again.