I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Christmas greeeting

This is from the Christmas cards we sent out this year:

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Dear Family and Friends,

God blessed our lives with a bundle of joy that we were eagerly expecting in April of 2010. Unfortunately, the plan for our lives was a little different than we anticipated. We met and said goodbye to our beautiful son, Wyatt Landry, on November 20th, 2009, at just 18 weeks in our pregnancy.


Through this difficult time, we have realized how blessed we really are. Christmas seems the most appropriate time to share these blessings and thank everyone for the amazing amount of support we have received. Your prayers, caring words, love, and kindness have truly changed our lives. We have even been touched by strangers, those reaching out to share their experiences and spread their love. In such a dark time in our hearts, it has been one of the most beautiful as well.


We hope that during this holiday season, and always, you are touched by the beautiful blessings in life. We remember and honor those who are no longer with us, and cherish those who are.


Wishing you peace, love, and joy
this Holiday Season.


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16 comments:

Katie said...

This was heartbreaking and beautiful to read at the same time. (((hugs))) I am so incredibly sorry.

Kate said...

Beautifully written. I hope all your friends and family appreciate the sentiments and continue to provide you both with lots of love and support.

Sonja said...

Beautiful card.

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card. I admire your strength and ability to reach out to others.

(((HUGS)))

Kelly said...

Very beautifully written. You guys are in our prayers.

JellyBelly said...

What a beautiful card.

I hope and pray that you and your husband find comfort this Christmas season.

As always, you continue to be in my prayers.

Yaya said...

(((Hugs)))
Merry Christmas.

Jeanne said...

Allison,

Merry Christmas. I honestly can't imagine a more beautiful way for you to have worded your cards. Thank you for sharing it here. So many people are thinking of you.

I know I am appreciating my blessings very much. Thank you for lending the strength and wisdom of your words. I know you are helping others in the process!

Jeanne

Stacie said...

What a beautiful note. As Katie said, it was both touching and heartbreaking at the same time. I am truly sorry for the loss of your little Wyatt.

Here from ICLW.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I admire the way you incorporated your sweet Angel into your Christmas cards.

Hugs to you and your DH.

--ICLW

Word Designer said...

You are in my prayers. Many blessings.

Word Designer

Jamee said...

Beautifully written. ((hugs)) and Merry Christmas (a few days late!)

Allison (Ali) said...

a beautiful testament to your love for wyatt, i am amazed that you are able to so eloquently express yourself so soon after your loss

[cre] said...

Very beautiful...

ICLW

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I'm back...I linked to you in my post today because I SOOOOO appreciate the way you paid tribute to Wyatt in your Christmas letters.

Please let me know if you'd like me remove the link to your blog from mine and I will be glad to oblige. Thanks!!

Bree said...

What a beautiful way to honor Wyatt.