Changes on the way

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
There is so much going on right now.  Lots of changes and new things at work, just learning to live and function in a new way after losing Josey (some bad obviously, but some good), starting the adoption process...the list just keeps growing.  Maybe it's good to stay busy.  It keeps my mind moving and not stuck in one place, which always helps. 

DH and I are learning to enjoy each other again by getting out and doing things, talking more, understanding where we ARE in this healing/grieving process. For the most part people have been very understanding.  I don't hear too many stupid comments from folks who just don't know what to say.  Some advice - just say "thinking of you" or "I'm here if you need anything."  That usually works best.  But whatever you do, don't say this is God's will and I have to accept it or you'll get over it in time.  I've gotten a few of these in the last few days and I just cringe.  I don't want to say anything because I know the people don't mean to be disrespectful or hurtful, but wow, I'm just tired of hearing it.

Anyway, back to change...

I've decided to sell Southern Living at Home (which is soon to be called Willow House).  I love the stuff and spend a fortune on it and drive my poor friend that sells it crazy.  So I just decided to sell it as well.  DH said you won't make any $$ on that. Well, Sherlock, you're right. I'm going to be spending it. LOL  Anyway, I may try to actually do a few parties next year to make a little money to put away for the adoption.  But otherwise, I'm just planning on buying the product.  Isn't that awful? ;)

On an unrelated note, I found out today that a new co-worker has lost 3 boys, at 4 and 5 months gestation.  I just wanted to cry.  After the third loss, her doctors discovered what was causing it (I won't give details without her permission) and she'll soon be heading to the Cleveland Clinic to see if there is anything they or she can do to have a healthy, viable pregnancy.  Please say a little prayer for her as she embarks on this new journey.  It's amazing the number of women who have experienced a pregnancy loss.  I had rarely heard of anyone before I lost Josey, now it seems there's someone around every corner.  Something that seems so easy and so practical for a woman shouldn't be this hard.


  1. I've lost 3 babies also. I will pray for her. I do have 2 living on earth children, 16 yrs apart. I will continue to pray for you too in your process.

  2. praying for her... hope she gets answers. and yes, it's amazing how many women DON"T talk about it!!!

    i thank God daily for all of you blog friends:) you get me through.

    praying for your adoption journey as well.

  3. Jessica ThompsonJuly 28, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    There are so many ladies here on campus who have suffered a loss (or losses), but I too never knew about them until I lost my first pregnancy. I know my story is COMPLETELY different from yours, but please know that I think of you and your little angel often and would be more than happy to lend an ear if you ever need one!