We have been amazed and astounded at the outpouring of love and support from family and friends. In addition, the people who have helped to take care of us deserve special recognition. We are so thankful for the wonderful blessing of these people coming into our lives, even despite the horrible situation which brought them here. To protect the identities of these people on such a public blog, I will use pseudonyms. If they ever read it, though, they will know who they are.
Lola – Thank you for staying with us through the whole labor process, extending your already very long night by several hours to be in the OR with us, and taking such amazing care of our little girl after the whole ordeal. Thank you for asking to be our grief counselor so that we could have a wonderfully loving and friendly face to turn to in our time of need.
Dr. Taft – Thank you for doing everything in your power to make sure both me and the baby were safe for as long as possible. Thank you for helping us through the beginning of the grieving process and for grieving with us the loss of our little girl. Thank you for not deserting us after the surgery and being such a wonderful support for both my physical and our emotional needs.
Dr. Ranger – Thank you to you and your pediatric team for working so hard to bring our little girl back. Your efforts helped us to know that love for a child is not limited to her parents, but to all who are involved in her well-being.
Mr. Dericson – Thank you for your support in helping with the coordination with the mortuary affairs office. Although I have known you for awhile, your compassion never ceases to amaze me, and your support through this situation is amazing.
Mr. Vachan – Thank you for taking such good care of our little girl in the mortuary affairs office and the morgue. Loving and caring people like you help the families of those who have passed on know that their loved ones are being supported, cared for, and respected. You are a wonderful friend, and though I never hoped to know you professionally, you are a very respectable professional in a very difficult job.
The Runners – Thank you for embracing us with both arms. Thank you for everything. The Runners brought two different sets of bouquets to the hospital, set up meals for us well past the middle of December, provided for us without invading us, offered compassion, love, support and so much more.
The Clay family – Thank you for taking care of the little things. From offering to go to the grocery store for us to offering us rides back and forth from difficult appointments, you have embraced us with open arms taking care of the big, small and in between. Thank you for you care and for being more like family than friends.
The White family – Thank you for visiting us at the hospital, acting as a liason on our behalf with so many offices and agencies, and for always offering a helping hand or an ear to listen. Without you in our corner things might be much more difficult for us.
To everyone else who has embraced us and may or may not fall into one of these categories – we appreciate all that is being done to support us. The love we’ve received is more than overwhelming. I know that so many of you walked through the pregnancy journey with us and mourn the loss of our Angel as well. We are beyond blessed to have such a wonderful support system, especially with our families so far away physically. We are thankful for the Internet support system as well, formed by family and friends all over the world. Knowing that prayers and thoughts are being lifted up on our behalf from locations around the world is such a blessing and such a comfort. Thank you all for everything you do, big or small.
Love, Jim and Tara