((((((HUGS)))))) To All ~
As I celebrate the milestone of my 500th post here at the "new" Braintalk, I'm reminded of Mama Sue, our dear friend, who convinced me to join CN 12 years ago. I was reluctant, but she was persuasive. She assured me that I would be welcomed with open arms and loving friendship. She was so right.
Soon after I joined, I felt comfortable and included, so I actively participated. My children, Jim and I were embraced with affection and kindness, and we were the recipients of countless prayers during many crises. The outpouring of love to us by our CN family, when Michael passed, comforted and strengthened us. CN and our Coping with the Loss of a Child forum provided me with a soft place to fall at the most difficult times on our journey.
Naturally, I fell in love with all of our CN children, and I think about each one of them so often, and I wish their moms and dads would visit here with an update. So many of them are teens or adults now. To all of you: I miss you.
Our Precious Angels always remain close to my heart, and I pray for peace and comfort to surround their moms, dads, and siblings.
I would be remiss, if I failed to acknowledge the wealth of information I've received from CN and BT through these past 12 years. The benefit of the experience of others, that first hand understanding, is incomparable. I have learned so much here. What a tremendous resource BT/CN has been and continues to be.
I have met the most remarkable, courageous, and amazing people here on CN and Braintalk. I am in awe of the endurance and perseverance of BT folks, who battle against odds, with warmth, wisdom, and humor.
Thank You Braintalk Family. Thank You CN Family. Thank You Mike Weins and David Hosobuchi.
Thank you for being here. Thank you for what you've given to me and my family. Thank you for allowing me to offer what I have to give back to you.
And, Mama Sue, thank you for taking my hand and leading me here. Wherever you are, I pray that your life is blessed with peace and joy.
In your honor, I reach my hand out to past and future members of our CN family to join in the fellowship and community, which we are so blessed to have here.
This post is dedicated to you, Mama Sue, with love and gratitude.
Love & Light,