Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thank You 5 Minutes For Mom

I discovered the most amazing blog site back in February –– 5 Minutes For Mom. This is one of the best sites for women about parenting, blogging, shopping , entertainment and life in general. You may remember my introduction of 5 Minutes For Mom back in March when I participated in Blog Party week. If you have not visited this site, please take the time to do so. You will be just as hooked as I am.

I am honored that this awesome site chose my entry on Allison's birthday to feature today. Thank you so much Janice and Susan. Thank you so much to those have read and to those who have left such kind words. For those who are walking in the same shoes as me, first let me say how sorry I am for your loss. Second, drop me a line. I would love to hear about your beautiful child.

Allison may have only lived on this earth for 101 days, but she will forever touch lives of those who live on this earth.

5 comments:

mamas*little*treasures said...

I cannot say that I have experienced the exact same kind of loss that you have, but grief has a way of connecting people at the heart, and so at least I can tell you that I have also survived great loss in my life. And you are so courageous to share that with other women so that God can use your sorrow and heartbreak to speak to others. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your heart! Nina

it's me, Val said...

I know, aren't they awesome?!

But so are you.

xoxo

Jennifer said...

~this poem comes to mind..
TO ALL PARENTS

"I'LL LEND YOU FOR A LITTLE TIME A CHILD OF MINE," SAID THE LORD; "FOR YOU TO LOVE THE WHILE HE LIVES AND MOURN FOR WHEN HE DIES.

IT MAY BE SIX OR SEVEN YEARS, OR TWENTY-TWO OR THREE, BUT WILL YOU, TILL I CALL HIM BACK TAKE CARE OF HIM FOR ME?

I CANNOT PROMISE HE WILL STAY, SINCE ALL FROM EARTH RETURN, BUT THERE ARE LESSONS TAUGHT DOWN THERE I WANT THIS CHILD TO LEARN.

I'VE LOOKED THE WIDE WORLD OVER IN MY SEARCH FOR TEACHERS TRUE AND FROM THE THRONGS THAT CROWD LIFE'S LANES I HAVE SELECTED YOU.

NOW WILL YOU GIVE HIM ALL YOUR LOVE, NOR THINK YOUR LABOR VAIN, NOR HATE ME WHEN I COME TO CALL TO TAKE HIM BACK?

I FANCIED THAT I HEARD THEM SAY, "DEAR LORD, YOUR WILL BE DONE. FOR ALL THE JOY YOUR CHILD SHALL BRING, THE RISK OF GRIEF WE'LL RUN.

WE'LL SHELTER HIM WITH TENDERNESS, WE'LL LOVE HIM WHILE WE MAY, AND FOR THE HAPPINESS WE'VE KNOWN, FOREVER GRATEFUL STAY.

BUT SHOULD THE ANGELS CALL HIM SOONER THAN WE PLANNED. WE'LL BRAVE THE BITTER GRIEF THAT COMES AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND.

BY EDGAR A. GUEST

Rani said...

What an amazing little girl she must have been? Our experiences, whether good or bad, really make us who we are. Don't you agree? Your life would not be what it is today without the chance to be a part of Allison's life. Thanks for sharing such a amazing story.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Jennifer, want to hear something cool. (well as cool as things can be in this situation) That is the poem we have on the back of Allison's tombstone.