x/p: Heard from Kacee -- virtual gathering on for Saturday at 3 pm PSTOctober 18 2011 at 12:07 AM
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Hello everyone. Kacee responded to my email and thinks a virtual gathering would be wonderful. She and Tony have taken their family away for a few days for a family retreat but they will be back before then.
She asked me to please let everyone know how grateful she is for all of the prayers and support.
The virtual gathering will be held on Saturday at 3 pm PST. Please spread the word on the other boards. To sign in to the chat, you log in and then go to the yellow board and hit the "chat" button.
For those who have sadly walked in her shoes, please let us know (publicly or privately, however you're comfortable) what was most comforting (so we can replicate it) and what was most painful (so we can avoid it).
I'll work with Kenny to see if there are limits to the chat and to make sure it works before then.
Please email or post any suggestions you might have for this to make it as special as we can. Our message is not one of grieving but rather love and support. We want this to uplift her spirits and for us to join together as a community.
Also, if someone would like to volunteer to help coordinate any of this, just post or send me an email to my gmail account (helpGIMBbeamom@...).
Thank you all.
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Some new to the boards may ask why we do this (losses mentioned)
|October 18 2011, 10:46 AM |
I apologize in advance that I'm having this thread locked.
Some may ask why we are doing this commemoration.
First, this is a rare and unimaginable event, happening to a woman who has been an avid supporter of all of these boards for close to 9 years. She has been there to encourage many on boards of all color (pink, yellow, blue and green). She has celebrated the pee sticks, betas and other milestones and shared the excitment of each birth.
She has also been there to grieve with us. Over BFNs that at the time might have seemed like the worse thing imaginable. Or M/C's that brought folks new pains. And too early deliveries that required a new level of perseverence and, in extreme cases,loss. Even SIDs has hit our community.
When things like this happen they shake us all to the core.
We hurt for our virtual friend.
We clutch our children tighter, if we're lucky enough to have them.
We relive old wounds if we have had to bear them.
We fear for our own pregnancies, scared that it could happen to us.
Most of all we feel powerless. We can't end the hurt or pain. We can't undo what's happened.
What we can and do offer is love and strength the only way we can -- by being there for the person.
For those who are relatively new to this board, we hope your "need" for the board is short but that you stay and be a part of the community if you choose.
It's fine to just take what you need and go. You're welcome to it.
It's wonderful to give back when others share similar concerns that in hindsight might seem like nothing (Fear of needles anyone?)
And, if you're lucky, you'll not only build your family, you'll find a family here.
If anyone has any other questions, please send them privately to Kenny at the moderator's address.
Thank you all.
|This message has been edited by Kris_S on Oct 18, 2011 11:01 AM|
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