Friday, October 29, 2010

The end of October

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This time of year tugs at my heart and I think it always will. I have heard many women say you never get over a miscarriage and like clockwork my heart just knows when it is the 29th.  I have been thinking about it a lot this month. The distance between us and those that carried our family through the loss feels a little bit further today than it usually does.  And I think that distance makes the loss feel a bit more intense this year.  I have thought long and hard over these two years about what I can do to remember this baby and I have decided to make a quilt.  The only quilt I have ever made was a small doll sized one, so I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I think the whole process will be good for me. I'll share my quilt-progress with you.


7 comments:

RachelDenbow said...

Thinking of you, friend. I think your idea of a quilt is just the ticket. It's kind of a therapeutic way to work through the grief but have a bittersweet reminder of that part of your story. I made one a few months after we lost ours and Sebastian sleeps with it and Ruby bunches up in it and someday I hope I can tell them the story and they'll feel like they've got an attachment to that part of our early family history even though they were too young (or not born yet) to remember when it happened.

I hope for extra hugs and plenty of reflection and care with your heart today.

Emily said...

I really enjoy your blog Diane! Thinking and praying for you today.
-Emily (Griffin) Butler

Kimber-Leigh said...

sweet diane. thinking of you and praying for you today. i think a quilt is a wonderful idea.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...
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Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

sorry about that- major typo missed.

i'm thinking of you diane and praying that God can cover you in peace.
i think your quilt idea is wonderful.

sarahross said...

Thinking of you all.

I love the jewelry here:
http://www.labelledame.com/miscarriage-infant-loss.html

I know the quilt will be beautiful.

-Sarah

Stephanie Sabbe said...

that is a sweet idea. I am sorry for your loss!