Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blog anniversarry

Last year on this day I created my blog. My first blog post, it was simple. I didn't know where it was going to take me but I just needed to write. My friend Paula had just created one and told me I should do that same. I am so thankful that I did! Both of our daughter's had a heart defect. It has been a blessing to see her daughter Hope thrive and do so well. That little girl is really a miracle!

Last year, I said something good would come of all this and boy has it. Sami may not be here with me physically but she has made good things happen. I know she has touched many lives, more than I ever imagined. Because of her I have met so many wonderful women who have gotten me through the most difficult days. Recently I received an email from a girl in the Philippines who came across my blog. Her son was recently diagnosed with Encephalocele, so like all of us with a new diagnosis she googled it. With not much out there on that she stumbled on my blog. We have emailed each other a few times. Her most recent scan showed that he does not have any other problems and that is great news. Please keep her and the baby in your prayers. She is 26 weeks pregnant at the moment. I am sad that she has to spend so many weeks wondering what will happen. I was once there, scared beyond belief. I am praying for a great outcome for her and the baby.
I was going to have a blog giveaway for this but today came so fast so I will have to have the giveaway at a later date. Today for me is a day of reflection. I have not gone back and read any of my old post, perhaps because those emotions I felt are still so strong. I know one day I will be able to go back and read them. Today is just one day at a time, one foot in front of another.
THANK YOU for everyone who has been so supportive this past year, if I didn't have this blog I am not sure how I would have managed to cope. This has been such a wonderful blessing in my life. I never imagined how many doors would open for me because of this blog. So happy blogversarry to me!!! I am still not sure how long it will last or what other road it will lead me to but today tells me I will be here for a while. I hope that Sami's blog has helped you in some way and I hope you will continue to walk along side me.

Sami, this is all for you baby! I miss and love you so much. Julian thought of you last night but I am sure you already know that. I know you come and play with him often. He knows you are with Jesus and with your Tia Marie. Thank you for letting him be the messenger, brings me such comfort.

16 comments:

lost--for--words said...

Thinking of you and Sami... What a year indeed! I just know that this next year will be full of wonderful things for you and your family. You are a beautiful, strong woman and I'm so glad that I met you through this blog world. Blogging has provided so much for me too through this journey. I seriously wouldn't be where I am today without it...

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you're here too and happy to have "met" you here in blog world. I can't imagine where I would be without my blog or the encouragement of reading other's like yours. =)

Holly said...

Happy blogiversary! I agree that so many doors open and it's such a wonderful outlet to have a place like this. Thank you for sharing Sami and your journey with all of us!! You are a wonderful person and mommy!

Jill said...

I am happy that you have created this space for you and Sami. Missing your girl with you. xo

Maggie said...

I'm happy you created this space as well to remember Sami. I'm also happy to have met you! You are so correct in saying so many doors have opened from creating a blog. It's like a new world. :) Happy blogiversary!

Sarita Boyette said...

I'm so sorry you have lost your baby, and I'm glad your blog has helped you deal with her passing.Sami is beautiful and I know you miss her so much.Blessings from one BLM to another....

The Blue Sparrow said...

Happy Blogaversary Lisette! Im glad that you did start your blog, its such a great way to honor Sami! *HUGS*

Diane said...

So sorry for your pain, but glad you are talking about it to help others. :O)

Betty said...

Happy Blogaversary Lisette!

*Laura Angel said...

Happy Blogaversary to you and Sami :)

Hope's Blog said...

I can't believe it has been a year since we started this blogging thing. It feels like it has been so much longer than a year. I am so happy to have 'met' you and I know someday we will meet in real life.

Sami...you are so dearly loved and missed. I know she and Marie are keeping up with your blog too.

Franchesca said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Lisette!!! I am so glad to have found your blog! The love that our little girls have left behind is amazing, and such a gift. I honestly don't know what I would have done without my blog either. The support from this community is so beautiful.

xx

Jessica said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! Thinking of Sami with you :)

amy said...

Happy Anniversary:) praying for u and ur family...love to the heavens

Antoinette said...

HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!

I wish it was a "happy" blog, but you are right in everything you said, Sami has touched me and I TRULY believe that her and Alyssa are together and brought us together for support....Thinking of you xoxoxo....sorry im so late :/ just catching up on all the blogs, if you read mine you know its been "rough" one to say the least...xoxo...

elena said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!!! You are such an amazing woman. I will keep your friend from the Philippines in my prayers (side note I am half Filipino-my mom is from there). I definitely feel for her.

Thank you for sharing Sami's story with us and for opening your heart up to us. I know that you and Sami have both touched my life.

many hugs
elena

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