Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today I'm thankful for people who approach me in public and tell me they read my blog.
I lost Peter at the zoo today. I started to panic--big time. I was yelling his name and running around saying, "He's wearing gray skinny jeans and a navy blue hoodie!" My heart was racing and I tried hard to stay calm. A cute brunette later approached me and said, "Did you find your son? I read your blog so I know what he looks like."
Umm...that was awesome.
And as I was leaving the zoo another cute blonde woman approached me and told me she also reads my blog. She was a fellow angel mom who lost her 5 yr. old son to cancer just a few months after Lucy. She told me there was a picture of Lucy in the PICU. She also told me Lucy is buried near many of her relatives. It was so wonderful to hug her. I got a little teary. I hadn't gone there, you know, "there" in a long time. We talked about our children and our experiences in losing them. Oh, she was so sweet and her little boy's name was/is Jackson. He had a 90% chance of surviving his cancer but things took a sharp and unexpected turn for the worse. Its amazing how quickly you can bond with someone like that. I could have honestly said, "I love you!" as we said goodbye to each other. It kind of felt good to cry and to remember the pain...just for a moment.
And that's when Peter threw a $15 gift card into the zoo fountain because he couldn't find any pennies in my diaper bag. Seriously??
I'm so thankful for blog readers who introduce themselves to me. Its a beautiful thing to connect to another beautiful human being. Thank you!
And thanks to the cute little zoo worker who helped me fish the gift card out with a large shovel.
Posted by Molly Bice-Jackson at 10:56 AM