Thanks

I just want to take a moment & thank all of you wonderful moms here at FMO for your kind wishes for peace & sweet memories on Eddie's birthday. I showed my grandchildren your responses to my journal & they were very touched by the caring & kindness that all of you expressed. It is empowering to know that so many people are sending us love, light & prayers.
My granddaughter has given me permission to tell friends that she & her boyfriend are expecting a child. She didn't want to say anything until she was fairly certain that her pregnancy was developing normally.She is only 18 so I'm concerned. I wish she was a little older but the baby is coming ready or not. Her due date is 2/9/11. She will be almost 19 when the baby is born (still young, but we'll help them). She had the ultrasound that tells you the sex of the baby yesterday, She asked her doctor to schedule the test on Eddie's birthday because she thought it would make a sad day happier. It is a girl. Christina & Eddie had always talked about the day she would have a son or a daughter & she & Eddie liked the name Isabella, so that is the name they picked. As the technician announced that the baby is a girl Christina cried & said, "Its bittersweet, Daddy should be here."  I said, "I know". When Christina first got pregnant she told me that she didn't even want to be alive until she found out she was pregnant. I think she got pregnant to fill the emptyness without her Dad. But babies are a blessing & we will rally around her & her boyfriend. 
The rest of the day was peaceful. We brought flowers to the cemetery & came back to my house & had brunch & I can see that we are beginning to heal. Compared to last year on his birthday. I was so depressed that I couldn't get out of bed for 2 days.
Well here's to healing. Love you Eddie!!
Love & peace to all of you.

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CorriesMom
CorriesMom

What a wonderful upbeat journal! I\'m so happy for you and your family that you will be blessed with sweet Isobella in just a few months! One of my sisters had her first baby (first of 11!) shortly before her 19th birthday and it was a perfect pregnancy and birth. To this day (46 years later!) David is a joy to all, an intelligent, kind and good-hearted man and amazing Dad to his own kids.

Let\'s hear it for peace and continued healing!

Sending love and hugs ~ Debbie
NoraMc
NoraMc

Congradulations to your granddaughter! A new baby is wonderful news. Nora
KandL
KandL

thank you, hugs, Linda
MitchellsMom
MitchellsMom

What a beautiful Blessing!!! Your granddaughter and her boyfriend will be fine as long as they have the support of your very special family. Please express my sincere congratulations to them both-Eddie lives on! Love to You, Charlene, Mitchells mom
biowoman
biowoman

Congratulations! Babys are such a blessing...and Isabella is a miracle! Love and hugs...Karen
KimRW
KimRW

And what a beautiful blessing this baby will be! Congratulations to all of you. So glad that you can feel the healing and I\'m sure when baby Isabella arrives she will help in the healing also as Eddie lives on in her. Love, Kim
KandL
KandL

I know! We are blessed to have this little miracle coming in February. I will show Christina all these positive comments & it will make her feel so good. Hugs,
Robin4
Robin4

I\'m so happy for your family. Yes, it is bittersweet, but many things will be that way now. I like to somehow focus of the \"sweetness\" and know that perhaps our children have a hand in all the blessings we enjoy. I was once sent a card after my son died. I can\'t remember the exact words but to paraphrase it said, \"as much sorrow as you are feeling right now, will one day be replaced with that much happiness.\" I almost held that man responsible for my future lol. I didn\'t believe it at the time and waited and waited for happiness. I still wait, but I\'ve learned it doesn\'t come like the grief....in huge buckets, that happinessi comes in small little \"miracles\" (like your grandbaby) and many other forms. Blessings to all of you and that Isabella comes into this world healthy and happy. Love to you. Robin
KandL
KandL

Thank you Robin for your kind wishes. Hugs.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Congratulations. I will tell you what my son said to me when he told me his wife was pregnant, maybe it will fill some of the hole in your heart left by Eddie\'s death.He said (Mark) We will both have to wait and see. Sandi
deleted_user
deleted_user

Linda, how wonderful to have Eddie present again through Iysabella, the sweetest little angel.