Friday, February 6, 2009

How Do I Love Thee?

Let me count the ways. They seem immeasurable, innumerable, just as the ways I will miss thee.

Yesterday one of the hospice workers commented on the need to learn how to be a family of four, not five.

My first instantaneous thought was "How tragic! That poor family" and only a split second later fully realized it was my family we were talking about.

The human mind is so unwilling to accept death. Mine is doing everything it can to continue to push it away, even now.

11 comments:

THAT GIRL said...

Praying for you peace, comfort, and LOVE.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers.

Jen said...

Always thinking of your family.

SOCKS said...

To know him is to love him -

JeanMac said...

Oh gosh, how tough to deal with. Think of you and your family every day.

~*~Snappz~*~ said...

Please know how many thoughts are with you.

net said...

(((Doc))) Thinking of you and your family every day.

webhill said...

My heart is breaking for you. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I check in every day--sometimes more than once--to see how you and your family are. Your dear boy, your loss, they break my heart. God be with you all.

I learn every day how much motherhood is changing me. I don't like imagining how the loss of a child would change me as well.

Peace be with you, and such joy as you can make while you have your darling boy.

Anonymous Karen
(previously commented on your Dec 11 post)

janemariemd said...

Thank you for sharing with us, and I especially like the picture of Henry--what a doll! My mind and heart are a jumble of thoughts and feelings, being a Mom and doctor myself. I have nothing profound, just the knowledge that we have to live and love every day the best we can ... and how our kids sometimes are the best at reminding us of this.

Susan said...

We went from a family of 5 to 4 in July 2007 due to cancer as well. My heart goes out to you.