Through the years of battling infertility, I joined several online forums for advice and support. One of the greatest sources of support was the MSN forum for women who had been trying to conceive for 6 months or more. One of the members there was Emilie. She went through IVF and gave birth to a little boy who is now 3 yrs old. She was also blessed with another son who is now 9 months old. And, she is dying of cancer. Last week she was sent home on hospice care. I found out last week and not a day has gone by that I haven't stopped thinking about her. Several times a day I stop what I'm doing to say a prayer for Emilie and her family. I often have to fight back tears as I watch J go about his day and several times he stops what he's doing to come and give me a hug and a kiss. How would that feel to know that soon, you won't be there for your child to hug and kiss? It breaks my heart. I cannot begin to imagine the pain she and her family are feeling right now. Here we are, worried about my husband's retirement request being denied, yet there are two little boys and a loving father who are about to lose a mother and a wife. Our situation is so minute.
So I post here to ask everyone who reads this blog to please stop and say a prayer for Emilie.
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