Bitter & Sweet

by debi9kids on October 11, 2011

I had this very silly ramble all planned out in my head about how I was going to tell you about the weekend I had,
about how I spent the weekend on my annual retreat with my mom, my sister Missy and my mom’s best friend Cathy,
about how we do this every year…

But, somehow that just seems so small and insignificant today.

Last week, I celebrated the 5tb birthday of my twins and while it is sad to see them growing up, the thing is, I am seeing them grow up.

Today is my dear friend Jessica’s twins’ 5th birthday…

I remember SO clearly when Piper and Tuesday were born. It’s funny, because, back then, in 2006, it was a blur as one friend after another gave birth to their babies, but Jess, I remember.
And, I remember mostly because she hadn’t told us their names until they were born and their names were…unique. And totally Jess, and we all loved Jess, all of us.
And we all loved her babies.

And when Tuesday got sick , it turned our world upside-down. It changed our focus from just living ordinary, take-it-for-granted lives into praying with everything in our souls that Tuesday would survive,
that she would beat cancer.

She didn’t.
And life isn’t the same.
I take nothing for granted.
And never will again.

And today is a bittersweet day.
a bitter, bitter, sweet day.
It’s Piper’s birthday.
She is turning 5 and Tuesday is in heaven, I’m sure smiling down, surrounded by lots of pink balloons and twirling to her heart’s content.
And she is being missed.
Dearly.

Today, I donated $5 to Whatchagonnado.org.
For Tuesday.
I’ll donate more. (I always do)
But today, because it’s Piper & Tuesday’s 5th birthday, Jess asked for people to donate $5 in Tuesday’s memory.
Because Kids Get Cancer Too.

Please join me in honoring Tuesday and donate $5 today.


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LIsa October 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

So sad.

you are a great friend…

xx

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debi9kids October 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

thanks Lisa.
Just wish this wasn't Jess' family's reality 🙁

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Cathy October 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

LOVING your blog.

DONATING $5 too – because I'm a mom too and just can't imagine…

well – yes I can – but it hurts…

PRAYING for your friend.

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debi9kids October 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thank you so much! I know Jess and her entire family will appreciate it <3

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cat@juggling act October 12, 2011 at 2:13 am

We will all forever be touched by Tuesday

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Erica October 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

On Tuesday, for Tuesday. That was bittersweet, indeed. My own twins will be 7 next month– and I'm so grateful to have them both, autism and all. Thank you.

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