Friday, June 22, 2012

APPEARANCES



I Have had requests to share this story about my son ................and my hospital experiences so I have scanned in the "story" I hope you can read it like this?  let me know if there are issues but hopefully this will work.............

11 comments:

Fern said...

Nope can't read it. But if this is the same story you posted on another blog with pictures, then I have read it.

Fern

TheFrugalFreelancer.com said...

Fern............ no this is a different story........ you must click on each photo to make it larger to read, hopefully you will be able to..... its not the same story :(

Melissa said...

It is very difficult to read, but I managed to get most of it! I even clicked on the picture to enlarge it, but there was no magnifying glass to enlarge it further. Anyhow, thank you for sharing your story! It really touched my heart, and will definitely make me think twice before I "judge" somebody by sight alone!

TheFrugalFreelancer.com said...

hi melissa
the magnifying glass appears in firefox, maybe thats it?

Brandee Shafer said...

I was able to zoom in and read it fine. Did you keep in touch with the other parents? Do you know anything about the child who survived?

TheFrugalFreelancer.com said...

Brandee,

yes in a way.......... don't want to spoil upcoming 365 posts "kim" "robin" and "pete" ........ all stem from this story..... :) I know you will read them so not going to post a "spoiler" xoxoxo love you

Fern said...

Absolutely beautiful story Anjie! I so relate to this for two reasons. As you know, I lost 4 babies, but what you don't know is that I still participate in a support group for mothers who have lost babies. I stay even 7 years since my last loss, in hopes of offering my experience to others, because I know from experience I am offering them hope that life will go on. The pain never leaves, but we do learn to live with it and we learn other lessons through our journey. The second reason this resonates with me is because I look fine on the outside, but my body is not well. I think even my doctors question how well I look when I am telling them how bad the pain is. I too have learned from offering support to other people in pain or with chronic illnesses that you cannot judge someone from outward appearances, it just isn't fair. So thanks for sharing this story with us, it really is touching and life changing.

Susan said...

I was finally able to read this tonight....I am in tears just trying to imagine the private hell that you have endured during this time when Shane was ill, and many others in your life. What you wrote about people judging others by their outward appearance, is so true. It should not be that way, but, it is how people react to anyone that might be "different" from themselves. God love you, Anjie for reaching out to that mother in such a loving way....I'm sure that she has never forgotten that RAOK that you bestowed upon her....I'm always in utter amazement at the lengths you go to every single day to help anyone/everyone that needs any type of help or assistance. You are an angel, Anjie and I love you dearly. xoxoxox

TheFrugalFreelancer.com said...

now you are making me cry susan, you are way too kind, YOU and almost everyone I know if put in the same situation would have done the same.........but ..........there is more to the story........will be putting a few of these people in 365....... very deep story ......love you too

Dusti Moon said...

This is my family you wrote about. Robin is my uncle, Kim was my aunt (she passed a long time ago), and the surviving baby is my cousin, Robin jr. He will be 32 in May and lives life just as normal as anyone with legs and fingers. He has a huge heart and he's smart as hell. But most of the family wishes he could see that in himself. His father, big Robin, was recently diagnosed with cancer and is fighting. They have suffered a lot but somehow they have managed to come through. You were right about their confidence and their toughness. I could only wish to be so tough...

Pat Hertzler said...

This is such a precious story. It is amazing, in hind sight, how our tragedies give us so much perspective and life lessons. Your story is truly amazing.