A Book of Thanks & Gratitude
Soon after my little one was conceived, it became apparent that my love and care would not be enough to bring her safely into this world. My health issues were a mine for a thousand different complications that could all lead to death, disability and early and late miscarriage. I will not go into what it feels like to realise that one’s own health can lead to their unborn child’s demise. I’ve found no words to describe that level of despair and not for lack of trying.
What I will say is that since the tender embryonic age of 5 weeks, at a size barely bigger than a poppyseed, my child was blessed to come into contact with countless doctors, nurses, ultrasound technicians, midwives, consultants, old and new family friends who all helped ensure she and I would get the best possible chance at health and at a normal life.
Lately I’ve found myself in tears more and more thinking of those people. The countless acts of kindness they’ve performed these past few months have left me emotionally bare and filled with more love and wonder I know what to do with… So I thought it might be an idea to try and compile a small book of thanks and gratitude, filled with pictures of everyone who helped and a small explanation of their role in this journey. And maybe, if this little project is successful, I could sell the books for charity. Or maybe I’ll find another way to give back even a shred of the kindness I’ve been shown…
Have you ever embarked on a similar project? What do you think about the idea?