Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kindness Grows Here & In Rory's Garden - Mel's 75th Show & Tell




How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice





I have received so many amazing messages of support through this community since my craptastic visit to the Doctor on Monday, and I have to say, they have really been helping. There are no words appropriate to describe how much your  kindness has meant through this latest blow.


I don't know if you all realize just how deeply your comments resonate with me, how much comfort I find in them, or how much it means to know that there are others who understand what the news of SIF after losing your only baby can do to a person. So many of you know me only through this blog, and still, you reach out to hold my hand, cry, and pray with me. These actions mean so, so much.


This morning I woke to find a beautiful note in my inbox. It read:


Dear Kristin

I know you are having a heartbreakingly awful time at the moment. I am so deeply sorry. Whilst I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers I am also sending this as a gift of love from Rory’s Garden.
Sarah xxxxx






I felt such joy in receiving this gift, this random act of kindness. As Peyton's mother, seeing her little life honored in such a breathtaking and selfless way, knowing that someone who had never met us created this tribute with such care, it moved me to tears. Thank you so much Sarah.


I am sharing this with you all today because it is a beautiful, beautiful photograph, and it is my hope that in doing so, I can help to spread the word about the amazing Say It With Flowers project. 

Your messages of support, and this amazing gift, each act as a reminder to us all that we can, in our own special ways, shine beams of light onto the others in this community who are struggling  to find direction in the darkness.


Thank you for helping to light my path.


To see what others are showing visit here.



25 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful, and what a wonderful gesture.

    I'm so sorry to hear your news. You'll be in my thoughts this week. *hug*

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  2. Beautiful...just like Peyton.

    Also keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. What a beautiful flower and how nice of her! Keeping you in my prayers as always! *Hugs*

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  4. Isnt Sarah just wonderful? She is such a giving and sweet person.

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  5. What an absolutely beautiful way to reach out. I am so sorry this week has been so incredibly rough. {{{Hugs}}}

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  6. That is beautiful. Been thinking about you and sending much love.

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  7. I'm so glad you are receiving such wonderful support!! The picture is such a heartwarming gesture of kindness. It is beautiful!!!

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  8. That is very touching. This is what the internet is for - this is where it is at its best.

    I offer you my good wishes and thoughts.
    xx

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  9. I didn't read the news, I will have to check it out, but you got my email... you have many options, honey.

    Sending you hugs,

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  10. Hi there. You posted on the Tuesday blog. I just wanted to say that your story really breaks my heart. No child should get cancer. I put your babies name on our angels list.

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  11. Very nice, and thoughtful of your friend. Random acts of kindness are the best.

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  12. Beautiful! How very sweet of her!!

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  13. Very beautiful. I hope it brings you a moment of happiness. *hugs*

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  14. This is an amazingly beautiful gesture. I can' even imagine what it must mean to you.

    XOXO

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  15. That is incredibly sweet! I got one for my Jenna Belle and it is just perfect. It is such a beautiful way to remember our babies.

    *hugs*

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  16. That is beautiful and I'm glad you've felt supported and loved through this bad week. Thinking of you, still praying for you as you TTC, and sending you (((hugs))) from rainy BC.

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  17. Beautiful. I'm so very happy that you're receiving such wonderful support.

    ((hugs and prayers))

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  18. I have not commented because honestly, I don't even have words for what you have gone through. My daughter, almost 2, is my life and when I was suffering not being able to get pregnant, I honestly felt like it was the worst possible thing that could ever happen to anyone. I cried, I PLEADED with God to PLEASE let my husband and I have a child. Then, I became pregnant, had a most pleasant pregnancy, and a beautiful healthy child. My heart literally breaks for you! I am so sorry for the loss of Peyton and I pray for you!

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  19. beautiful, what a sweet gesture.

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  20. After seeing Sarah's stunning tribute to your daughter... I realized that I Peyton deserves her very own pair of Angel Wings. Please visit the following link to see them.

    http://angelwingsmemorialboutique.blogspot.com/2009/10/peyton.html

    If you would like the original pair sent to you, please just let me know, including your address :

    lcreeves3@hotmail.com

    Lots of love to you.

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  21. Such a beautiful tribute! Peyton has touched so many lives - I think its only fitting that many people (even those who didn't know her in life) remember this precious baby who has given so much to those who loved her.

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