Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mish Mosh

First, I must apologize to my dear bloggy friends. I have fallen a bit behind in my reading. We are in the process of trying to fight infertility, deal with this loss, adopt a sweet puppy, receive items for www.doinggoodinhername.com, welcome a new nephew, prepare for the holiday, maintain some level of sanity, undergo hormone treatments for infertility, deal with an annoying heart problem, well, as I am sure is true with all of us from time to time, the list goes on and on, and unfortunately both my reading and writing have sort of fallen by the wayside. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all, even when my comments are absent.

On a happy note, here is a picture of my beautiful Christmas Tree that I posted about yesterday.



We didn't put up a tree last year, (we were still very raw in our grief and boycotting all things that normal non-babyloss people do), so this year, well I will take the fact that the tree is up as a sign that things are moving in the right direction. S-L-O-W-L-Y, but getting there nonetheless.

I also want to extend a huge THANK YOU, to the following fellow babyloss momma bloggers for their generous donations to Doing Good In Her Name. Please hop over here and read about the amazing items and donations that these women have provided to help us honor Peyton's memory by assisting other critically ill infants at the hospital where our baby spent her life.

Thank you so much to Salma at The Room She Owns, Margaret at She's Come Undone, and Catherine W. at Between the Snow and the Huge Roses.

I am amazed that these women, in the midst of their own grief, have still opened their hearts to this initiative. Let me just tell you many tears have been shed over this incredible generosity. I am truly humbled and know that their gestures will have a huge impact on the little ones fighting for life at CCMC, and the parents who love them.

Okay,  now I am REALLY feeling emotional. I have started to make my way through my Google Reader, and the first few blogs I read, mentioned Doing Good In Her Name. Lisette had the button posted at Sami's blog. And Angie wrote about putting a package together in a post she wrote at Still Life With Circles. And Deb, over at deborahsteinberg.com gave her a mention too! I have chills, I am so moved by this. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to everyone who is helping us to get the word out.


  1. I am so happy to see that you've got such a brilliant tree in your home to warm your heart. It seems so important to celebrate ANYTHING we have to celebrate...even though everything feels so....uncelebratory. I'm also really happy to hear about your puppy adoption...Ferdinand has seriously been a life-saver to me. Training him, caring for him, loving him...letting him love me...it's so important. It keeps me moving...keeps me walking...keeps me safe inside. Thinking of you, in the light of your tree...with the man you love...and your sweet angel in your heart. It will get better....It must.

  2. Thank you for posting pictures of your beautiful Christmas tree. This year I'm in the space of not wanting to put a tree up. I hope that next year I'll be as strong as you are now to be able to put a beautiful tree up. It looks great!

  3. the tree is beautiful

  4. What a gorgeous tree! That is truly a big step forward.

  5. I love your tree :)! You are taking such amazing steps, this season. Be proud!

  6. I love your tree :)! You are taking such amazing steps, this season. Be proud!

  7. Your tree is beautiful Kristin, you guys did a wonderful job decorating it. I'm so glad to hear that the donations for Doing Good in Her Name keep rolling in. That in itself must bring you such a feeling of purpose and peace. I'm so glad for you. Sending you hugs...

  8. Always a mama,

    You done good on the tree. I always look forward to your entries. Even when they are filled with devastation, they also are filled with hope. The tree is one step forward hun...

  9. The tree is absolutely beautiful! I know Peyton would be very proud of her Mommy and Daddy.

  10. What you are doing is wonderful and we are all behind you!!! I like your Christmas tree :)