September 27, 2010

In Memory

I don't have a lot of words for today.

It's been one year since Jewelyn died after giving birth to her beautiful daughter Gabrielle. I have thought of her often over the past year, and yet I am no closer to understanding why this happened.

Today I am filled with sadness, but very similar to the way I felt one year ago, I am also filled to the brim with gratitude, for my husband, for the 15-month-old I have the pleasure of spending each day with, for the little life growing inside me, for my family, for my friends, for another day to enjoy this life that I've been given.

And that's all I've got. Sadness and gratitude, once again.