Thursday, February 4, 2010

For all my friends.....

...that are struggling with getting pregnant, have had a hard time in the past with getting pregnant, have experienced a miscarriage, who know someone who is struggling with conception, and for all of you mothers out there who did not struggle to conceive at all. I want you to watch this video.
My friend Diana is celebrating the short life of her daughter Emma who she lost in her second trimester of pregnancy. I saw this video on her blog and decided to copy it and put it on my blog. Diana had 5 miscarriages and lost the twin of her oldest daughter who they named Gracie. Gracie is now an older sister to Sienna who is just a few months older than my little Brooke. I am so glad that Diana was able to figure out what was happening in her body and has been able to give birth to 2 beautiful little girls.
I know that many friends and loved ones of mine are right now struggling with getting pregnant. I have friends in each stage of the "trying" cycle and my heart goes out to each of you! I love you all SO MUCH and can never even try to imagine what in the world you are going through. I appreciate each one of your strengths and the positive outlooks you have on life despite your challenges. I know that it is SO hard for each of you to hear even the word abortion, to see a teenager pregnant, to hear women complain about pregnancy, and to see and hear women and men complain about the challenges of being a parent. I respect and love you for what you go through daily and want you to know that.
As for all of you parents out there, as well as myself, I want to take this opportunity to really appreciate the gifts we have been given and to realize what a miracle and a blessing it is to be a parent. I never want to take this for granted! I always want my children to know how lucky I feel to have them in my life! And I really want to do my best to appreciate every single day, every single moment, and to do my best to not complain about this little spirit, EVEN ON THE HARD DAYS!!! I hope that this video touches each of you in your own way. I know that it made me bawl my eyes out!

15 comments:

The Ward Family said...

I bawled my eyes out too. Thanks for sharing. I feel the same. I try to enjoy every moment.

Traci Elizabeth said...

wow.

Melissa said...

Makes me want to go give my kids a big hug... they are such an amazing blessing in my life and I hope every woman has a chance to be a mother in their own way.

Amanda said...

What an amazing video and reminder. Makes the vomiting and exhaustion seem more like a blessing than something to complain about. Quite an emotional video to watch, especially having just come home from an apt wear I got to see and hear my baby today. Thank you for such a good reminder!

Todd Family said...

That was so amazing. Seriously, I am like sitting hear trying to hold back because I'm around everyone...I'll probably be bawling later tonight! I'm not even a mother, but I try to see that way with "my little babies" (my nieces and nephews.) I never understand when people talk negative about children. Thanks for sharing that!!

Heather said...

:) I saw this video the 1st time right in the middle of all our struggles and I was a mess!!! Still am.. but grateful at the same time! Thanks for sharing, it is a good reminder of how truly blessed I am!

The Fien Family said...

That was a great video...At one point, I didn't think I was going to be able to get pregnant after having two miscarriages...BUT luckily for me, 3rd time was a charm! They are little blessings:)

The Picketts said...

You are an amazing woman! Thanks for sharing the video and for being an awesome friend!

Mashaide said...

Thanks for sharing. That is a great video and beautiful song. Expresses a lot of my own feelings.

Todd + Emily said...

Wow... that is an amazing video and song. Thanks for being such an AMAZING friend and constantly listening to me about our hardship with this. I really appreciate you and all you have done for me and for us! You are such a blessing and such a wonderful person and mother and friend. It puts everything I feel into words!! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

the Chandler family said...

I love this video it was a comfort to me in our times of loss, I have it on my blog too, it's the best! :) What an Awesome post! What an awesome lady! :):):):)

Sundbergs said...

What a beautiful video. Sometimes others don't know our struggles and it is nice to know how others care. What a wonderful reminder to know how we have been blessed.

Erin said...

That's a strong video! Thanks for sharing!!

Anderson Family said...

I am sitting crying and thinking of my boys and how truly blessed I am. I breaks my heart that so many women struggle with this. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa + Brett said...

Sarah,
I was crying while reading your post and now am sobbing after watching the video. After losing our first little girl at 8 months along I had convinced myself I would never again lose a child...I wouldn't be able to handle it. We just miscarried and to hear this song and your words, really means so much to me! THANK YOU!