A HUGE Thank You

  1. It was one year ago today that I posted the worst news any parent can receive, that our beloved Andrew died in a car accident.

    The outpouring of caring from all of you has been astounding. You really are the best group of people I've ever met.

    From you I learned what compassion, love, courage, and strength really means.

    Thank you all for being here and sharing your triumphs and tragedies.

    ~Kat
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))) ))))))) Kat.

    It is good to know that you found some comfort here... what little we were able to offer was heartfelt and sincere.

    I wish you peace and loving memories only.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from jnette
    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))) ))))))) Kat.

    It is good to know that you found some comfort here... what little we were able to offer was heartfelt and sincere.

    I wish you peace and loving memories only.
    My sincere wishes as well. May you enjoy a day of peace and loving memories.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Kat,my dear one, we care about you. ANYtime you need a shoulder, just ask. WE do really care and want to help. ((((KAT)))) you are one brave soul----you are amazing, in your strength. Keep on going on as you are. I admire you. Vent here ANYtime.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    ((((kat)))):kiss

    anniversaries are unspeakably unbearable.
    as you reflect upon andrew, may you find any form of acceptance, peace, closure and eternal love.
    here, on the bb, you have handled yourself with such grace and elegance.
    don't ever forget how loved and admired you are.

    leslie xo
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    (((((((cyberkat)))))))

    I know from my own experience that the first anniversary of a tragedy such as you've experienced is the hardest. You have faced this horrendous loss and gotten through this year with incredible dignity and grace; now that the last of the 'firsts' is over, the healing process can begin in earnest.

    Just go easy on yourself, and don't expect a total "cure"; I've learned that the loss of a child is something you can get past, something you can get through, but not something you ever completely get over. You'll know you've made peace with it when the pain of remembrance becomes a dull ache, and whenever you think of your son, your first reaction is a smile instead of tears. It may take one year, it may take twenty; but it will happen someday.......and in the meantime, please keep in touch with us, cry on our shoulders, and talk about your son any time you want. We'll be here.

    God bless you and keep you through this day, and always.
  8. by   Tweety
    I can't say it any better than has already been said. Take care.
  9. by   sirI
    I am thinking of you today, Kat.:icon_hug:
  10. by   Chaya
    My heart goes out to you on this difficult day. Take care-
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    You and your family are in my heart and prayers - I've always felt you were a kindred spirit my dear. Thank YOU for reaching out to me.

    love, steph
  12. by   traumaRUs
    Kat - you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  13. by   prmenrs
    Special hug today, Kat.
  14. by   Roy Fokker
    :icon_hug: Kat

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