Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Sad Night in the Blogosphere

Some of the best blogging I've read, like other literature, deals in some way with personal pain. A lot of us are good at calling up all manner of tools to deal with the pain -- snark, sarcasm, slapstick humor -- and sometimes a good laugh as we type helps us keep it all in perspective. A few years ago I joined the blogger community to find a way to channel all the fear, hope, anger, sadness, blood, sweat and tears I was dealing with while going through infertility. I found a ready-made community of amazing women willing to come along with me for the ride.

I've been following some of your blogs for that long now, and maybe it's crazy, but I feel like I know some of you personally. I get a little palpitation when I open my reader knowing someone's pregnancy news could be there waiting for me. I ooh and ahh over your baby pics. And I shake my fist and cry when I read your bad news.

I was dismayed tonight to learn about Jen's (Maybe if you Just Relax) loss. I'm shaken about it, as if a personal friend had called me to share this news. Maybe it's because she's so vibrant, so full of wit and zany humor, but I find myself stunned, more than anything, that this tragic thing happened to her.

I just wanted to send my best thoughts out to her and to everyone experiencing loss in any way.


Paula Keller said...

I felt the same way. I cried and held my babies. I can't even imagine what she must be going through. Life is so unfair sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I felt the same way too. Jen's blog was the first IF blog that I started reading, probably 3 years ago. I am so incredibly sad for her. I hope her tiny twin is doing well. My husband normally thinks I have gone a little nuts with the blog community, but tonight he asked me if there was an update on the "little baby". I had read him her post when he asked me why I was crying while reading blogs on my phone.

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