Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tender Mercies

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

Our our way to the library this afternoon, I was struck by an urge to stop by the cemetery to visit Dex's grave while it all still looks so beautiful and festive after Memorial Day. Five minutes after we got out of our car, who should arrive, but
Mercy's mom!

What a wonderful surprise! Talk about tender mercies in my day (and tender Mercys...) Ashley and I have never met face to face before. We have been email and blogging friends until our unexpected cemetery encounter today. It was such a blessing to be able to spend some time talking together this afternoon about our angels and our experiences.

Thanks, Dex and Mercy, for bringing us together today. You're so sneaky.

1 comment:

AJ said...

I was blog hopping and found your blog. I can't imagine the hardships that you and your family have faced but reading through the challenges has helped me gain a different perspective and a better understanding of how hard it was for my Mother (and Father).

I was born on Nov. 4th 1981 and my due date was Jan. 28 1982. I was a molar pregnancy and the "mole" got most of the nutrients that were supposed to go to me. I was/am a miracle. If the Dr's hadn't nicked my water bag when they were sewing up my Mom to stop labor (in Japan, I might add) I would have been stillborn.

Sorry for my life story! I just wanted to leave a note and let you know that your blog has helped me a lot. I still can't grasp how small I was when I was born (2.5 pounds) and how my intestines were rotting and repaired themselves.

I still have no clue why I am on this earth. I used to think it was to raise children but I had to have a hysterectomy in March.

I wish you the best of luck raising your children and I hope Crew continues to defy the odds and is healthy and happy :-)