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#1 of 11 Old 08-01-2006, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This past Saturday, July 29th, was Mary Rose’s 3rd birthday. I am amazed at how far I have come in three years. The first anniversary was just heart wrenching. I had lost my daughter and wasn’t pregnant and just really in the depths of depression. The second anniversary was easier, but still hard. In some ways the second year was as hard as the first one, because everybody had this expectation that I would be over it by now, and I am still nowhere near being “Over it”. But this year we had Adam in our lives and the fear of never being a mother is no longer valid. I was able to spend this time remembering my daughter instead of grieving her. This has been quite a journey and so many of you have taken it with me. Thank you.
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Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were a minute old, I would have died for you. That is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins~
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Happy birthday sweet Mary Rose. You have touched SO many in such a short time.
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I just looked at your sig and realized that Adam and I share a birthday!

Every baptized Christian is, or should be, someone with an actual (disturbing) experience, ... a close encounter, with God; someone who, as a result, becomes a disturbing presence to others. - Fr. Anthony J. Gittins, A Presence That Disturbs
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I just looked at your sig and realized that Adam and I share a birthday!
Isn't Adam lucky to be so blessed as to share a birthday with such a wonderful friend.
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Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were a minute old, I would have died for you. That is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins~
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I am glad it is getting easier. You will never really "get over it". But you do get to the point of looking for the good instead of just feeling the pain.

Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

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Gossamer, your strength amazes me!!! You are an amazing woman & mother. Your grief journey gives me strength in mine.
Happy Birthday Mary Rose! You have an amazing Mama.

Cristina - "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." Maya Angelou
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Happy birthday sweet Mary Rose... :

~Brandon Michael (11/23/03), Jocelyn Lily Nữ (2/4/07, adopted 5/28/07 from Vietnam), Amelia Rylie (1/14/09), & Ryland Josef William (9/7/05-9/7/05 @ 41 wks). 
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New WOHM to DD8 and DD3
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Happy birthday, dear sweet Mary Rose.
I can't believe it's been 3 years. Dear Gossamer, I am so glad you finally have your arms full. I know you will always miss your beautiful baby girl, but I hope somehow you can find some solace in your dear boy Adam. Much love coming your way.
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Peace be with you, & thank heaven for your ds. My heart is with you.

My dd, Alina, turned 1 7/29/06. Perhaps your lovely Mary Rose helped in my dd's journey on their special day from her special place w/the angels.

Elisa, vegan mom to Alina 7/29/05 : : : :

Proud WOHM veggie mom to Alina 7/29/05 & partner, Jackie, since 2001, m/c 1/2009
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Happy birthday, sweet Mary Rose! You made your mama such a strong woman. I still remember looking at your pictures.

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