Okay, first I want to make it clear that I read every comment, sometimes several times over. Actually, comments are the highlights of my days right now. I particularly gain strength from those comments that express how reading my blog has helped someone who is grieving for any reason. I also love the comments of those who feel a change in themselves after reading the blog. I LOVE knowing that people are holding their little one longer and cherishing them a little more.
I particularly love these types of comments because they give purpose and meaning to my daughter's life. Her life was so short. Her mission was simple. She came to learn. She came to love and be loved. She died to inspire. These comments let me know that the third part of her mission is being fulfilled beyond the walls of our home. The fact that people she never would have met in her life on this earth are inspired by the writings she has inspired with her death gives purpose to tragedy.
I particularly loved the first comment on my blank pages post. :) That is why I married that incredible guy. He just makes me laugh.
For those of you struggling in the "blank pages," I highly recommend that recipe from Luke 2:52. Force yourself to do something Physical (workout), Spiritual (pray, ponder and study scriptures), Mental (write or read some or exercise your brain), and Social (serve others or just get out and be with people) EVERYDAY. It is what the Savior did and if you do it everyday it will make you happier. It is the only way I know to claw out of the pit of sorrow. Yesterday I had been down all day and done the social thing and the spiritual thing. Writing that post, my mental thing, lifted me a little. Working out lifted me out of the gloom and then getting such great comments, especially the first one, and a load of wonderful mail just really helped me find joy.
Thanks for the mail, by the way. My girls have loved the "happy mail" they have gotten and they are still opening pictures from yesterday's package from Palo Alto. Thanks Nancy and the primary kids. Jon and I appreciate the love coming through the postal system too. We are touched by the sentiments expressed and the many contributions to charities in Camille's name. We know how much good and how many lives of babies are saved through the Humanitarian Fund. We have seen it first hand in the two Humanitarian Services missions my parents have served. THANK YOU!!!
Okay I have to go take care of kids now. Sending out love to all you who comment and those who just read too. I will post later today about Annie and the Socratic method. Just no time to do it now.
P.S. Hope to see you SYTYCD fans at my house tonight @ 8:30 PM