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Paying It Back


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 Comments to

“Paying It Back”

  1. On February 3rd, 2009 at 7:50 pm 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.

  2. On February 3rd, 2009 at 8:09 pm 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…

  3. On February 3rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm 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.

  4. On February 3rd, 2009 at 8:36 pm 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.

  5. On February 3rd, 2009 at 8:47 pm 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.

  6. On February 3rd, 2009 at 9:12 pm kalakly Says:

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

  7. On February 3rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm Lola Says:

    Such horrific stories. I can’t even imagine.

  8. On February 3rd, 2009 at 11:42 pm 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?

  9. On February 4th, 2009 at 5:52 am Badass Geek Says:

    Too sad.

  10. On February 4th, 2009 at 8:13 am 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.

  11. On February 4th, 2009 at 8:46 am 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.

  12. On February 4th, 2009 at 9:53 am 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.

  13. On February 4th, 2009 at 12:36 pm 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.

  14. On February 4th, 2009 at 12:54 pm Elaine at Lipstickdaily Says:

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

  15. On February 4th, 2009 at 2:08 pm 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! 🙂

  16. On February 4th, 2009 at 3:06 pm 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.

  17. On February 4th, 2009 at 3:07 pm 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.

  18. On February 4th, 2009 at 5:19 pm 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*

  19. On February 4th, 2009 at 6:56 pm 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.

  20. On February 4th, 2009 at 7:22 pm Kristen Wiley Says:

    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!

  21. On February 4th, 2009 at 9:15 pm Jenn Says:

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

  22. On February 7th, 2009 at 10:17 am quietgirl Says:

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

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