Something sad

Erin's had a miscarriage. She is healthy and feeling OK. But sad. We all are.

She's been resting as much as she can. I took today off to play with the kids.

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We were outside this morning in the rain, not doing much of anything. Jane made a discovery in the garden.

Jane: Hey! There are tomatoes growing on this plant! I can see tomatoes!

We'd been looking every day for the last several weeks. Today, suddenly, there they were. Jane ran from plant to plant, confirming their existence on some, but not all.

Jane: Sometimes the little yellow flowers turn into tomatoes, and sometimes they don't.

13 comments:

Bon said...

so very sorry, Dave. i saw a lot of happiness in your face last week when you told me about the pregnancy. the loss of that little possibility and all that hope is a sad thing indeed.

love to Erin and to you.

Anonymous said...

Wise Janey.
x
rawlsy

Lisa O`Hara (Bateman) said...

Oh Dave. I know I said it on Facebook but I am so sorry for your loss. I understand all of the excitement and wonder that comes as soon as you find out you are expecting! I am certain that you are a strong family and will get through this together...I can sort of understand your feelings as I had an early miscarriage back in January. Sadness is really the only way to describe it. Take care of your lovely wife, beautiful children and yourself of course!!

Lisa

Dead Robot said...

So sorry to hear about this, Dave.

Craig Wesley said...

What a terrible loss. We're thinking about the whole family, sending healing thoughts. Take care please, all of you.

just us said...

So true, Janey, so true. Hugs to everyone and an extra one to Erin. XOXO

auntie said...

I do wish that by saying "we share your sadness" that it meant we are taking some of yours to carry. However, it doesn't work that way; I well know. But I do share your sadness, and send all the loving thoughts I can muster your way, to Erin & You & the kids.

S Margaret said...

Dave and Erin
So sorry to hear this sad news. Each of you are in our thoughts and Craig and I are holding you in our hearts. I will give you a big hug to share around the family when I next see you.

misty said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Take care.

Words Words said...

All of you are the best. Thank-you.

Costas said...

The big extended family sends love and a warm embrace to your wonderful family. Our condolences to you, Erin, Henry, Jane and Alice.

Sherry said...

So sorry for your family's loss Dave.

I've been following your blog since Jenna mentioned it in her bouquet blog and enjoy it immensely.

Your kids seem to be very insightful, wonderful wee people. Me thinks you and Erin are doing a fabulous job as parents!

movita said...

Such sad news. I can only imagine how heartsick you and Erin are. I so enjoy hearing about you and your wee transplants, and send my sympathies to you through the cosmos...