Wednesday, September 2, 2009

EDD

Tonight K and I will light a candle to remember our baby girl Lydia who we only briefly met. Our perfect little beauty stolen from us in April when she should have been born sometime this week. Our EDD was September 3rd. As soon as we learned that date it was burned in my brain. I couldn't wait for the day to meet her. I never would have guessed that the day we met would be so bitter. So cruel.

I wish we could have met today instead.

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One thing that I've learned from all of this is that I'm not the only one. There are way too many mothers that have lost their precious babies too soon. And I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. For that reason I'm going to do whatever I can to promote pregnancy loss awareness and try to raise funds in Lydia's name for research to prevent the type of loss that took her from us. I'm researching different organizations that I might want to use for this. Right now I'm thinking March of Dimes but I'll keep you guys posted on what we decide. But doing something like this makes me feel like I'm doing something for Lydia. And that makes me smile.

22 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great way to honor her!

Thinking of you today! ((HUGS))

meinsideout said...

Thinking of you all.

Sweet Georgia said...

Thinking of you today.

Mary said...

My heart and prayers are with all of you.

Bluebird said...

Thinking of you during this time. I remember it so well. . .

I think you'll find great satisfaction in doing something in Lydia's name. After our twins died B and I threw ourselves into fundraising for the Preeclamspa Foundation Awareness Walk that's held every Mothers' Day. . . it was so hard to share our story over and over, but it brought so much satisfaction.

((Hugs))

Tabitha said...

That's a beautiful idea! I'm so glad to see your using your healthy grief in a way that can help others, and God will bless you for that!

janessa said...

I woke up this morning thinking of you, thinking of Lydia. Big hugs, my friend.

strongblonde said...

thinking of you on this important day!!

xoxo

Clio said...

Echloe, what a sweet idea, to raise awareness to honor your Lydia.
I can only imagine the pain you are feeling today. I'm holding you in my thoughts and in my heart.
hugs

Andrea said...

Thinking of you, your DH and your angel today.

Busted said...

Thinking of you all today. The anniversaries and important dates are hard, but I know for us, passing the due date brought a sense of peace. It was nice to no longer think that I should be X weeks pregnant. (((HUGS))) and I love how you're planning to honor your sweet girl.

Bella said...

Thinking of you both and your beautiful Lydia on such a difficult day. ((HUGS))

B MoM said...

that's a wonderful idea. Thinking of you today while you remember your precious Lydia.

Mrs Emilee said...

Beautifully written. So sorry for your pain. BIG hugs!

MabelB said...

So sorry for your loss and the pain you continue to go through. Good luck with the fundraising, I cannot think of a better cause.

hopeful #1 said...

So, so sorry....

loribeth said...

You are definitely not alone. And I wish she could be here with you too. (((hugs)))

iamstacey said...

Sending {{hugs}}

Stephanie said...

(((HUGS))) I think raising money in your daughter's name is an amazing thing to do. I am so sorry for all of the pain and hurt you must be going through. Please know i think of you often.

Simple said...

Sorry just isn't sufficient, especially when talking about a loss of a child. Your determination is inspiring & how you honor your child is the sweetest thing I've read.

Thank you for commenting on my blog - you're so right.. BFNs suck ... HARD! I'll be following your journey, sending you positive thoughts & vibes!!! Keep hanging on - we can do it!

Simple said...

Sorry just isn't sufficient, especially when talking about a loss of a child. Your determination is inspiring & how you honor your child is the sweetest thing I've read.

Thank you for commenting on my blog - you're so right.. BFNs suck ... HARD! I'll be following your journey, sending you positive thoughts & vibes!!! Keep hanging on - we can do it!

We have Angel Wings said...

I'm always thinking of you and I'm so sorry. I agre that your determination is inspiring and Lydia will live on through you.

((hugs))