You’ve all heard the story of my dear friend that lost her baby girl to SIDS last week. Many of you left comments and words of encouragement for her and she was so grateful that she asked me to email them to her to be printed and kept.
I spoke with her today and I’d like to share a bit of that conversation with you. My heart aches for her so I’m asking a HUGE favor from you. One thing she mentioned was that she went to the mailbox and it was the first day she didn’t receive a card. I’m asking any of you that are willing to send her a card and/or leave her a comment here. (If you’ll leave your email address in the comments, I’ll send you her mailing address.)
I’ve never felt the pain of losing a child and Lord willing, I never will. I’ve lost many friends and so many times I’ve wondered, “how does life continue to keep moving as if my friend hadn’t gone”. The thought of her feeling this way tears my heart out. Listen to her story and please, take a short moment to drop a card in the mail. She really needs it right now.
Katrina: Hi sweetie, how are you doing.
Christi: one second at a time. Thank you for everything.
Katrina: I am sooo sorry sweetie, I can’t imagine your pain but I am praying for your comfort.
Christi: thank you. I am not sure how to move forward. I know I must but I am not sure how.
Katrina: That has to be the hardest part. I told my kids about it..they were so upset and have been praying for you ever since. It makes you realize how short life really is.
Christi: oh wow.. love and cherish every second. My only fear is that people will stop praying.
Katrina: how can I help you? Does it hurt to talk about it?
Christi: no. It is really comforting
Katrina: I can only imagine I’d be questioning God. I mean I know he has his reasons but why. I don’t question His reasons..but what are they? That is my question.
Christi: Yeah….He has trusted me with so much pain and I only hope that I can deal with it the way He wishes. I am not sure about this part of it….maybe someday I can to help others. Right now I am just sooooooo broken.
Katrina: How is your husband?
Christi: crushed, but he stays strong most of the time for the kids. She was his heart and he had to give her CPR
and then tell her goodbye.
Katrina: how devastating.
Christi: SIDS.. I just don’t understand. I mean I have been told there was nothing I could do.
Katrina: I don’t think anyone understands SIDS. I hope my post “I know how you feel” helps. I didn’t know what else to do but write.
Christi: it did. I haven’t read all of the responses. It was perfect, really!!!! I would love for you to send them to me via e-mail. That way I can print and save them. That would be great. I went to the mail box today…. the first day there was not a card
Katrina: I’m so sorry, Sweetie.
Christi: I would have liked to believe they could do something but you and I have been around long enough to know
but you still hope. she went to bed her usual cheerful self and they tell me just simply fell “asleep”, very peaceful. We can only hope to go to heaven that way, you know?
Christi: Thank you for listening and all you have done. I am going to watch a movie with the boys and hang on to them for a while.
Katrina: I’m here if you need me.
I’d like to flood my dear friend with cards and letters. The hardest time is when folks go home and the house is quiet. Just a small note in the mail goes a long way. If you’re willing, please leave your email address and I’ll forward her address to you. Please leave her a note here and I will email them all to her. You are the most amazing viewers anyone could ask for.