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!