Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm at Hopeful Parents Today

I'm over at Hopeful Parents today - please come and visit!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a size that you recommend for the comforters/quilts?

Elizabeth said...

that's the most beautiful essay you've ever written, I think!

Allegra Smith said...

Oh my dear dear Karen,

I cannot wait to give you a hug Saturday. You are the gentlest soul and the most proactive loving friend and I feel blessed to count you among those that are near and dear to my heart.

This was as honest and as beautiful as a sunrise after the darkest night.
Love and hugs, see you Saturday.

karen gerstenberger said...

Hello, Anonymous - any size is appreciated! The best would be around a yard and a half in length to two yards - that way it could be given to anyone from a little child to an older teen. Thank you for asking.

@ Elizabeth & Allegra: thank you both for your kind and supportive words. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.
Lv, Carin

Mary said...

I agree with everyone else - this is such a beautiful essay Karen! I am so grateful for your words and insight into your life and grieving. xxo

Maggie May said...

I went and I read and I felt honored to have this glimpse into your life and experience with Katie. So much love.

Mary Potts said...

Karen, I'm finally getting caught up on some of my reading and I'm sorry I missed this beautiful piece before. Your words ring clear and true in my ears. Without the presence of the gentle souls - family, friends, medical staff - in our lives while Erin was sick, the days would have been even more unbearable... if one can even imagine that.

Now, we work moment by moment to survive the absence of our beloved daughters. The bittersweet struggle, of both missing them acutely and saying prayers of thanks for their peace in passing, is somewhat assuaged by the loving hands of others reaching for ours.

Thank you for writing this, Karen. It's beautiful.
Hugs to you.