Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A special gift of Hope

I wasn't sure when I'd be back on our blog, but I received such a special gift in the mail yesterday that I just had to share.
I have a very dear friend Heather who was blessed with triplets in February 2008. However, her and her husband's journey to these angels didn't come easy. After her second miscarriage, Heather wore a Hope bracelet all the way through to the birth of her miracles - Ella, Ben & Will. In her card she explained to me that she knew she wanted to pass this special bracelet along to someone special who also needed Hope, so she sent it on to her friend who lost her triplet daughters at 22 weeks. This same friend was later blessed with a baby boy who will be a year in November. Heather told her friend about me and her friend happily sent the Hope bracelet back to Heather, saying how much Hope it brought her and how she didn't take it off her arm until her son came home.
When it comes to starting our family, I can't imagine what both Heather and her friend experienced, having only miscarrying one time. But what I think I'm beginning to understand is, as women we share a special bond of wanting to be a mother. Then once you are blessed with 1, 2 or even 3, you then understand "so this is what my parents were talking about" - the unconditional love for a miracle that shares traits of both you and your spouse. Heather's card came on a day when I needed it most. I have good days and I have bad days, and being the friend she is, she has now passed along the Hope that saw her through her life being blessed with her 3 sweet, sweet babies.
Thank you Heather, this post is dedicated to you. I love you dearly and my life is so blessed with your friendship! You have given me Hope that Jason and I will be blessed very, very soon.