A note from a dear friend...Nov 6, 2007

I just got this email tonight. Bawled my eyes out. Gosh, I love her....

Hi Christine…Here is the note I wrote at the worship meeting Friday night. I can’t even enjoy worship for myself, God always gets me thinking about Charlotte. Hahaha! Here it goes….

About Charlotte,
She was yours, in your womb, but I think God gave her to all of us. Some have her memory tucked away in a safe place, our little miracle that reminds us that God is faithful. Sometimes our life seems too painful to remember that God does what he say’s he is going to. But Charlotte does that, reminds us. Christine, try to remember that your friends may not be able to talk about her because it is too painful for them. They may not have the ability to let her memory stay with them. They love you, but it hurts too much to remember her. It seems as though they have moved on, I am sorry about that. I’m sure it is just too hard for them….
Other’s like me think of her every day and have no problems talking about her. I can’t help it, I just do. God has made a place in my heart and life for Charlotte and your whole family. I will NEVER forget. You can always talk to me. That does not make me better than any of your other friends, it just means God wants me to remember so you have someone to talk to. I am honored. I love you and I am always here for you.
Lori

3 comments:

  1. To have known the loss of a child is one of the hardest aspects of life I have dealt with. To read your story, I feel that for you your loss of Charlotte is so great even to this day, and I can empathize with this as I have experienced the loss of a child. My hope for you is that you make the loss of Charlotte a way to glorfy God, which you have all ready begun doing in sharing your story of your pregnancy with her and the journey from the day you've lost her to the present. May God bless all the tears you cry and the longing that still yearns in your heart.

    Melissa

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  2. Please tell your friend that I so appreciated reading her letter to you. It touched me as I am sure many of my friends don't know what to say or feel uncomfortable bringing it up. It is nice to see that someone can actually articulate that so good that isn't the person going through losing a child.

    I think the hardest part of losing a child is the fact of how so many people can move on and act like it didn't happen. So to have your friend acknowledge it like she did in that letter is really special. Take care Heidi

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  3. Christine...
    God bless your heart my friend. I have no words.
    d

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