Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Rose Garden

This experience has been horrible...Anyone who has ever lost a child understands what it feels like. This is the horrible "club" that no one wants to be a part of.

In ways this horrible experience has been a wake up call for me. A wake up call to pay attention...don't take anything for granted. Show compassion for others...try to do something that will make a difference...try to help someone.

Which is why I wanted to do something like "The Rose Garden of Names". I wanted other parents to have something to go with their memories...because that's all we have now are memories.

Now that I have started "The Rose Garden", I know it is one of the things that will help me get through this. I truly hurt for other families' losses...because I now understand what it is like to have the most precious thing ripped from your life. It leaves you broken...it leaves you confused...and it leaves with a piece of your heart.

2 comments:

Violet1122 said...

Oh, Danae! I think this is a lovely thing you are doing. This is definitely a community NO ONE should have to be a part of - and I know your Rose Garden project will help so many people find some comfort.

Please know I'm thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Hey Danae, I just want to tell you that I love you so much and I miss you. You are right...this should never happen to anyone and I am so sorry that it did. I pray for you all the time and I know that you are a strong person. If you were here I would give you a big hug! I do not know what you are going through but it breaks my heart everytime I think about it. Everything happens for a reason and if you are meant to have a child you will. Don't give up sweetheart, you will be the most wonderful mother! I love you very much and I hope to see you soon. Have a good day!