Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Driveby posting: sticking to the essentials

Has it only been three weeks since we left the hospital after that MRI, dazed and afraid? Has it been three weeks already? In that time, we have careened from one scary and confusing diagnosis to another. So much to process, while trying to balance the need for joy and love and hope. For just staying in the moment. Perhaps I'll find the time and energy soon to update you all, though this absence has been nourishing. We are keenly focused on the essentials, on letting bliss triumph. There is a lot of it.

For now, I just wanted to let you all know how grateful we are for your continued thoughts and energy sent this way. To tell you that we are hanging in there, H and I; that we are doing more in fact. We are laughing and savouring; there is much excitement and anticipation amid the tears. This kid is a rockstar, she is determined, and she is on her way! At 24 weeks today, we've entered that mystical land of viability. It feels kind of like a milestone worth celebrating.

I am touched by your kindness friends, and especially by those who continue to reach out to me during my self-imposed silence. My thanks also to the kind, unknown soul who recently included my blog on LFCA. Each day when I have flagged in my strength, when my optimism has wearied, one of you has been there to lift me a little, to encourage me onward, to make me feel less alone and to remind me of the beauty that surrounds us.

If the sheer strength of collective goodwill streaming from across the globe might be enough to heal and nurture, this little girl will soar with flying colours. She will.


Sticking to the essentials.

26 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear you are all doing well, nourishing yourselves and laughing. xo

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  2. We are all rooting for your family. Rooting so hard. *HUGS*

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  3. Lovely! May she soar. I'm glad the time away has been nourishing. (By the way, this is The Unexpected Trip. I created a google blogger profile ("TUT") so it is easier for me to comment on Blogger blogs.)

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  4. Good to hear from you, and I'm glad you are doing well. Thinking of you!

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  5. Thinking of you guys. Sending love too

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  6. Thanks for the update - thinking of you!

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  7. Glad you guys are nourishing yourselves and focusing on what's important. Thinking of you!

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  8. I'm so glad to see this post! Glad that she's making progress and you're sharing some joy and encouragement along with all the rest. I love that Little Prince quote. I can picture you reading it to your girl someday soon, when this time is a memory.

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  9. Thanks for the update. Viability! She is a rockstar, your little girl. Thinking many good thoughts for the three of you.

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  10. I'm glad to see a post from you. And I'm glad you are finding joy and hoping that you continue too. I know the diagnosis hasn't been easy. Still wishing you strength.

    And love The Little Prince reference at the end. So true.

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  11. Thinking of you and that rockstar sweetheart every day, sending hugs and positive energy your way. Glad to hear from you, but remember we are all hear sending our support even when you are silent, focusing your energy on your family- and I too, loved The Little Prince reference. Just perfect.

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  12. Thinking of you often and glad you took the time to update. Your courage is inspiring and a gift to your little girl and all the people around you - near and online!

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  13. I'm glad you're doing well-- I've been thinking of you. Congrats on 24 weeks!

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  14. So happy that you are enjoying this break, that it is good for you and H, that you are finding joy with your little girl. I think of you all often.

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  15. So glad that you checked in, and that everyone is doing well. We will be thinking of you and continue to send out good vibes, that's for sure!

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  16. Yay for 24 weeks! Thinking of you.

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  17. I'm so happy to hear you are finding joy and hope in all of this. Your daughter is a fighter. She is loved. Sending thoughts your way.

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  18. Just thinking about you and your amazing little girl. Sending you love, prayers and hope

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  19. Sending joy and strength and courage.

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  20. Thoughts, prayers and good energy being sent your way-hoping you are feeling some small part of all the support this community is surrounding you with-

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  21. I have been sending you so much love and positive energy. I hope you have felt it from afar. You are in my thoughts so often. You sound like you are in a good place and I am so grateful. Continue to take good care. xoxo

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  22. It's been awhile and I just want you to know that I am still thinking of you and your famiky often! Hugs

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  23. I have been thinking of you lots. So glad you have reached viability, that is worth celebrating! Sending much love and healing. Hugs

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  24. Your family is on my mind. Hope you are doing well

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  25. Happy to hear you are in such a good place right now. Please keep writing! I'll be hear reading.

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