Grace - posted on 08/21/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
We celebrated a family member's birthday today. There was a lot of family that I had not seen in like forever. I had my two girls & my hubby there and we all had a good time. I was talking to my step-father-in-law's-step-mom today and she said to me:
"You are truely blessed. You have a beautiful family." Carol said.
"Thank you." I said.
"It's so nice to see your daughter Samantha here after the everything you went through with losing Tristan." (we had Sam after we lost my son).
All I could think was FINALLY. Finally someone gets it. Finally someone who understands that we have our family: Emma (4 years old), Tristan (rip, he would be a toddler now) and Samantha (8monthes old). Finally someone who thought to include my son Tristan in our family gathering. I didn't have to pretend that everything was ok (though we were all having a great time). It was just so incredibly touching for Carol to mention Tristan. It made me feel like just because no one there got to meet my very special little boy, that he still matters and is still part of our family. Thank you God for people like Carol who understand. Thank you.