Friday, December 10, 2010

My back-up plan


I've been meaning to post this for a while, but never got around to it until now. I have a co-worker who is the sweetest thing. Love you Terrel! On Samuel's birthday in October Terrel gave this to me. The pictures do not do this justice. It is BEAUTIFUL! With the waterball came a note, that was signed, "Your back-up plan"

Back-up plan you ask? Here's why....

When I first came back to work after Samuel died, I had some rough days. I'd be at work, see his picture on my desk and the tears would start to fall. I sit in a cube and didn't want everyone to see me crying, so I'd call Karen (my sister) who works with me and we would go outside and walk around the parking lot until I could pull myself together. Well, one day I was having a rough time and Karen wasn't here. Terrel came by to see me and I told her how Karen would go outside with me, until I could pull myself together. She then said she would be my back-up plan. Whenever I was missing Samuel and having a tough time I could call her and she would be there for me - my back-up plan.

Terrel - I can't thank you enough for always being there for me and remembering Samuel on his birthday even though you didn't know him. It means more to me than you could ever know.
I love you girl and I'm so happy to have you as my back-up plan!


Rachel said...

So thankful to have those people who back us up in times we need them the most. True beings of love and just shows us what love really is.

Compassion, patience, and friendship.

Love the globe, its beautiful.


Terrel said...

Isaida-I love you too. Know that I am always here for you. No I never knew Samuel, but as a mother my heart aches for you that you lost a child. I know that it will never take the pain away that you feel in missing him, but know that you are thought about and loved. I will never forget the day you told me what happened. I was a brand new mom to my 1st child and I was deeply saddened about what happened. I kept that thought with me for a while. I'm glad I was able to show you that even though he is longer on this earth that the day of his birth is never forgotten.