Jessica Kate and Charley said goodbye to their daughter Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. My heart is shattered for them.

And thank you to each and every one of you who has held my hand during this week. Words will never express just how that helps me feel better. I am so lucky to know each and every one of you.



22 Responses to Paying It Back

  • Rachel says:

    I am saying a little prayer for your baby girl every night. I can’t seem to stop crying today, there is so much heartache in the world right now.
    But holding my baby boy and wrapping my daughter’s gifts (she’ll be 11 tomorrow!) bring some comfort. I’m sure you know what I mean.

  • a says:

    Nice of you to put aside your worries for some time to pay attention to others. I hope you’re holding up. Only a couple more days…

  • birdpress says:

    That will make you count your blessings. I’m so sorry for those who have lost their children, or any of their loved ones. I’m still praying for you and little Amelia.

  • jessiee says:

    I think, Becky, it’s not paying it back so much as paying it forward…which is all any of us can hope to do. I am pretty sure that you have brought great joy and pleasure to many “internets” and you have now been on the receiving end of the love and compassion (and fun) that you have been giving for some time.

    Keep on keeping on, sister. All will work out.

  • swirl girl says:

    and here I am bitching about what a sometimes pain my kid is…{swallows tongue}

    thanks for reminding me to put it in perspective.

  • kalakly says:

    Fuck, Becky. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Sometimes I hate this place.

  • Lola says:

    Such horrific stories. I can’t even imagine.

  • Valerie says:

    It’s just one of those tearful days!

    It does make all my problems seem less important though, in a good way. I need to think about other people and help them a little more.

    You let me know if you need anything, mmkay?

  • Badass Geek says:

    Too sad.

  • Kristine says:

    Nothing like a little perspective on a day when I thought I had never been so relieved to drop my child off at day care…now all I want to do is go back and get him and hug him and never let go.

  • Kendra says:

    Well, I feel that I’ve been thoroughly put in my place. I have three healthy, beautful children who are pains in my ass only within normal limits. I have no right to complain whatsoever.

    Becky, I am thinking all the time of you and your lovely little girl and hoping that this is all the worrying about her you will have to do for a long time. You are a better person than me, to be taking time out of your own worries to remind us of other people’s. I will now go offer whatever words of compassion I have to parents who are suffering more than I can imagine.

  • kc says:

    And…this is why you are one of the best people I know. Just remember to take care of you too – ok?

    I am mustering all of my good karma and sending it your way.

  • michelle says:

    well, if that isn’t a reality check.
    Ok, no more complainging that my kids make me crazy adn my husband doesn’t take out the trash.
    Prayers and well wishes for you and for them, Becky. Less selfishness and more for others. I get it, now.

  • I’m heading over to share my support. Thanks for sharing yours.

  • mumma boo says:

    Oh man. Heading over now. Hang in there, kiddo. Less than 2 days until Friday. Prayers and hugs for you and Miss Amelia. Gobble those cheeks for me, please! 🙂

  • Coco says:

    I’ll pop over with some love to the linkies you posted.

    And darlin’, it has been my pleasure to hold your hand, because I think you’re amazing.

  • Coco says:

    Incidentally, Friday is my birthday. It’s historically an extremely lucky day! I know I’ll get just the present I’m wishing for when I hear, as I expect, Amelia’s going to be just fine.

    Love to you and on you and for you.

  • Lynn says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for the reality check – like other commentators the stories of both the fellow bloggers made me rethink my nasty attitude yesterday and count my blessings. What I think makes a bad day is really trite and trivial. *hugs*

  • Ames says:

    My prayers are with them and I’ll be sure to stop by their sites as well. I’m going to hug my kids right this very moment.

  • Thank you for making me a wet, snotty, dripping mess….

    And thank you for taking the time to bring these families into the light. I have no idea who either of them can go on at a time like this. It does put everything into perspective. A good friend from high school just committed suicide on Monday, and left behind 2 small children.

    So far, 2009 is a Whore!

  • Jenn says:

    I can’t do it. Not yet. But thanks for posting it.

  • quietgirl says:

    Support via my blog has definitely kept me alive at times too. We are totally here for you!

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