Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Heartbreaking and Hopeful

Yesterday I had coffee with a woman who will forever hold a very special place in my heart.
Last year, I took care of her at work.
A few hours of meeting, communicating, bonding... then horror.
For reasons still unknown/unexplained, the sweet little girl they were expecting went to heaven.

Through the year, I have thought about this family over and over again.
I wonder how they are doing.
Are they getting by?  Will I see them again?

A few weeks ago I got a message at work that this woman called and asked for me.
I called her back the next night on my way to work, only to feel panicked that she might actually answer.
I was so relieved when I got her answering machine.
A few days later, at home, with a box of Kleenex close at hand, I tried again.
When we finally connected, I can't really explain how I felt.
Relief?  Sorrow?  I don't know.

Anyway, we made plans to meet at Starbucks yesterday.
Thankfully, a co-worker/friend of mine also came along.  She was the other nurse involved with this family, that awful night a year ago.  Thank you for being there!

The meeting was beyond my greatest expectations!
Tears and hugs, yep... lots.
But in the nearly 2 hours we spent together, there is hope!
I'm looking forward with this family!  
Though the last year of grief has made her wary, I am holding onto my belief that God has a plan!

Happy Birthday Anna!
You are loved and remembered today and always!


  1. Oh my goodness I cannot hold back the tears. How brave all three of you were to reconnect. I can't imagine how difficult...and relieving, at the same time, it had to have been. 'God definately has a plan. Be still, and know that I am God.' Psalm 46:10

  2. Oh Ana. Hugs and tears and prayers. God is good.

  3. I love YOU Ana. You are amazing :)


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