Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Other blogs

First of all, some pictures which I modified. I removed the background and just made it all one colour. Not too shabby if I say so myself. The top picture is of Kendra at about 1 1/2 weeks old on my mom's arm. The second one is her foot with her brother's. Also taken at the same time.

I have been reading a number of blogs over lunch and in the evenings. I hope they don't mind me mentioning them here. One of my favourites is a colleague and friend of mine, Tertia. Her blog, So Close, started off as her journey through infertility and was a way to express her feelings during this time. Now, after many, many sorrows and difficult paths, she has been blessed with a gorgeous set of twins. I read her blog because she is witty, insightful and basically tells it how she sees it. If swearing offends you then don't read it, but I find it refreshing, plus there are pics of the beautiful babes in it. Tertia also suffered losses on her path to becoming a mom and it has been good to speak to someone who can identify with how I feel.

I don't know why I am so compelled to read blogs written by women who have recently lost babies, maybe it is that I can identify with how they feel. I read their blogs and think 'Yes! that is exactly how I am feeling!'. Sometimes it can be a bit depressing and make me sad, but more than that I want to see how they are doing, not because I want to read about their suffering but because I want to see how they are coping. Sometimes they will have a very sad post, sometimes negative and sometimes hopeful. I like to sometimes leave a comment in the hopes that it will help a little but I know that there is not much that does. These are the ones I read most often:
http://thejourneyfromhere.spaces.live.com/ (This one is a bit different as the baby is not yet born. My heart just aches for that family.)

I also read about some very special little children with special needs. I love to read about their progress and think about how Kendra would have been doing now. These are my favourites:

Then there is the world of infertility to which I have been introduced by Tertia. Although I cannot identify with these women as I fell pregnant fairly easily, I have come to understand a small part of what they go through by reading Tertia and other's blogs(and soon to read Tertia's book).

And when I need some non-child related reading:

If any of the above people should read my blog and object if I put links in on the side to yours please let me know.

I would also like to know who is reading my blog and why. But I am going to create a separate post as a guest book as I have seen some other clever bloggers do so hold on till I do that and then please tell me who you are. But not yet!! Wait!


Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures!!

Love Cathy (NZ)

Lucy said...

Hi Vannessa, These pictures are awesome!Thanks so much for all the links, there are some really good blogs out there... always here for you if you need. Lotsaluv, Me XX

Anonymous said...

hi vanessa, just to let you that i still read your blog every weekend and always in my thoughts. love joanne (pe)

Schnozz said...

I read you because Tertia linked to you a long time ago, and I always liked hearing stories about Kendra. Now I just check in to see how you're doing, making sure you're OK (all things considered, I mean).

Shannon said...

Beautiful photos. I found your blog through mine. I just read through the last few months of your life and am so amazed at your strength and your gorgeous family. Before Darsie we lost a baby at 24 weeks...nothing like your experience, but still heartbreaking in its own right.

Lots of hugs coming your way from our neck of the world.

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