Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 11 - Recent Photo

Day 11 - a photo of you recently and how it makes you feel seeing it now.

Is a year ago recent? I think it should be. What if I look exactly the same? That should count, right?

This is me, and two other gorgeous women, who also had children that aren't with us today. Bonus points if you can guess who they are.

I look at this photo and remember the kind older gentlemen who took it for it when he saw us struggling to get that outstretched arm, aim and hope for the best self-portrait. He said, "look at those smiles. You must be really good friends."

And the truth was, it had only been hours since we met. It was, but it wasn't. We had been writing and reading and consoling and grieving with each other for months and months.

It is true that real hugs feel even better than virtual ones.

I look at this photo and I know there is life after loss. Because we are living it.


Heather said...

Seriously, I love these photos! I have a similar one of me and a woman, now friend, I met in a support group. We too look so happy. You would never guess we met under the worst of circumstances. But it is especially cool that this photo was taken just after you all first met, face to face, for the first time.

We are an amazing community, we babylost mommas, aren't we?

Hmmmmm. Is one of the women Niobe?

Catherine W said...

That is a beautiful photograph. You do look as though you have all been friends for a long time.

Heather said...

And that is the first and last time I go online while drinking wine, much less leave a comment anywhere.....

"Babylost mommas"? "Community"?


m said...

Thanks so much, to both of you.

Heather, you crack me up.

I know that feeling - But sometimes I get the brilliant idea to not only stay online while tipsy, but to pound out a blog post. Yikes. You should see my recycle bin.

Hope's Mama said...

I know those two faces well :) So glad to be able to all three of your blogs, but wish I could meet some of you in person also. Damn living in Australia!