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A year ago today

Postby sjs40 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 03:05 am

A year ago today was the day we lost our precious little Ellie. I woke at 4am this morning, the exact time that we had the knock on the door to say the time was near.
So many people have remembered the significance of today, I am feeling quite humbled right now. Ellie made quite an impression on people in her short life.
Yesterday I had a big surprise when a woman who was in hosp with me knocked at my door. She had brought flowers for Ellie. She lost a twin at birth and the other twin Joshua was in NICU with Ellie. He was a day younger but a bit bigger. I often wondered how he got on. Well, there he was yesterday! It was a shock, but it was nice to see he was ok, and I even managed a cuddle. The first time I have been near a baby in a year. It was upsetting but I knew she knew just how I was feeling too as I was comforting her last year when she lost her baby.
We are finally feeling able to start moving on, although we will always miss our little Ellie. Our plan now is to try to give her a little brother or sister. It is only recently we have been able to think that way.
We are off to Ellie's grave later today, and no doubt more tears will be shed.
Not sure where Im going with this post - sorry it's a bit vague. Im typing my thoughts, and they are very jumbled at the moment.
Sue

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Re : A year ago today

Postby tinalowe » Fri Aug 20, 2004 04:00 am

Sue--Sending you HUGE HUGS today. I know it must be hard. I pray that you find a measure of peace and comfort today. I have noticed how much oour precious angels have touched not only our lives but the lives others. In some way I find a measure of peace in that, I know that my Emma will never be forgotten.

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Re : A year ago today

Postby angelkat » Fri Aug 20, 2004 06:37 am

Sue,

May you find comfort and peace today. My prayers are with you....

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Re : A year ago today

Postby mada » Fri Aug 20, 2004 07:02 am

Sue,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well today. I know it will be tough for you, I wish you comfort and much love....

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Re : A year ago today

Postby heatherbbb » Fri Aug 20, 2004 09:48 am

Sue,
Reading your message brought tears to my eyes. It is amazing how such a short, precious life can touch so many. My thoughts and prayers for peace are with you. I'm coming up on my son's first birthday in two weeks and I wonder what type of day it will be. Emotional I'm sure. He passed away in Feb after a 5 1/2 month stay in the NICU. We're working on a little brother or sister for him as well. It's scarey, but also exciting. I wish you and yours the very best.

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Re : A year ago today

Postby rachelt » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:55 am

So sorry Sue. I understand the feeling, August 17th was the due date that my child should have been born, but instead he is no longer with me. I do wish you peace and comfort today, and that you find the strength and support that you need through God, and those who love you deeply.

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Re : A year ago today

Postby for faith » Fri Aug 20, 2004 02:40 pm

Oh Sue, sending lots of hugs. That is wonderful about the woman, it is so touching when someone remembers. Glad to here about trying for a brother or sister for Ellie, we are doing that right now too. Sending you lots of hugs today and for the days to come.

Take care,

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Re : A year ago today

Postby sweetiesuzy » Fri Aug 20, 2004 05:10 pm

Sue,
Huge hugs your way. I am thinking of your precious Ellie.

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Re : A year ago today

Postby julie f » Sat Aug 21, 2004 06:34 am

Sue,

My prayers are with you and your husband...

Much love to you both,

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Re : A year ago today

Postby sjs40 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 09:04 am

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We survived the day itself, and spent time with Ellie at the memorial gardens. It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we sat on the bench close to her for quite some time.

I have attached a link to some photos of my little Ellie, I hope it works....

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/esw240703/album?.dir=15e8

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