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July 12, 2007



Oh, Jessie. Your entry is beautiful, and it has left me in tears. Sometimes I feel like our hearts are similar. I hope you feel it over and over and over, times infinity.


this entry made me want to cry. i know that it has taken a lot for you to be able to feel this way.


Mike Harris

Wonderful entry, Jess. So few people value the really important things in life ... I'm glad you realize the miracle that is your family.


You've always had such an amazing way with words, Jessie. This was an especially beautiful post.

Anne L.

Geez, what a beautiful peek at a slice of you and yours that was, Jess. Thanks for making me a little weepy...

Bozoette Mary

Lovely, Jessie. Thank you.


Glad you are feeling better!


Well this is just beautiful. And I am crying. I too have a family of three and I do feel like no matter what happens, we do have us, at just this time. Your entries about Katie really do give me hope that someday my two year old will be someone that we can take to a movie, and out to eat, and have it be an enjoyable time for all of us. Good for you, Jessamyn, I'm so glad you are feeling better.

beautiful! you are a lucky woman


Aw, darn. You made me cry. Truly beautiful.


We have one of those bike carts, too (we call it my daughter's Princess Carriage). She and I rode over to my parents' house last night with it. We are also a family of three -- and I know how you feel/felt. We are complete, as we are.


You made me cry again! You have such a way with words!


Speaking on behalf of Arek as well--we are happy to be a part of your life! It was such a lovely evening--every part of it!

Wendy May

Dear Jessie,

With the move from NH to SC, I had not had time to check in for a long time.

I was so excited, and then sad, to read about the baby that might have been.

I am so sorry for your loss.

My thoughts (and hugs) are with you and your family.


There's a simple line from a song I like that I have to remind myself of again and again: "It's not having what you want, It's wanting what you have." And it's so true isn't it? Even though as human beings it's hard wired in us to want, to continue to strive and grow and change, it's nice sometimes to look around and realize how much we want exactly what we have at the moment.


Hello! I clicked over from Sundry's blogroll, just sort of idly cruising blogs, and then spent, like, an hour reading yours. Thank you for blogging.


I just found you through Soulgardening and you've made my day. I've had many moments like this on our parenting journey. First, with infertility and thinking we would never get pregnant, trying to be happy with just us two. Then finally becoming pregnant with twins and losing one--grieving and appreciating our little group of 3. Later, by some miracle, becoming pregnant again without drugs and intervention, we are 4 and have so much to be happy for. But recently, being the never satisfied type, I was pining for another. Your post reminded me that every day is a gift and that living in the moment and appreciating what I have is something I need to work a little harder at. Thank you.


Beautiful post Jessamyn, thanks for sharing with us all this time. I'm so glad you're feeling better.


How are you doing?


Hi Jessie, How are you? I keep checking in to see if you have written as your blog has been such an inspiration to me. I hope you are okay and just enjoying your family and your summer. Your writing is beautiful and soulful and your honesty and vulnerability is too. Thank you for sharing. -Leia

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