Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gratitude for the kindness of a stranger.

My oldest has been asking to see a picture of her brother, a lot. We've shown her some pictures of his hands and his feet, but she really wanted to see something of his face. We really weren't comfortable showing her the one we had. He didn't look very good since he had passed over week before I delivered him and we were worried it would scare her.

We found a woman that is a graphic artist who retouches pictures of babies in our situation for no charge. She did a beautiful job and we were finally able to show my daughter a picture of her brother. We also have something to show our survivor when she gets older and asks about her twin. The woman does it in memory of her own lost baby.

This journey of mine has brought some amazing women into my life without whom I'm not sure I could survive. I'm a member of a club that no one wants to join, but am eternally grateful for the generosity of the other members. I am so sorry that I had to meet another member, but there are not words to express my gratitude for the gift she has given my family