Holly just posted about her being able to offer comfort to someone else in the depths of grief.

That really got me thinking.

I'm grateful that Leila happened so early in my life.

I have many years and almost unlimited opportunities to reach out to others.

To tread water with them.

Sometimes it feels selfish.

I have a chance to make Leila's life and death mean something.

Even if it's only to me.

I hate that I've gone through this.

But I'm determined to make the tragedy worthwhile.

Is that wrong?

It's not a rhetorical question - if you have an opinion, I'd love to hear it.


  1. 100% share in your sentiment. You are inspiring!

  2. I've had the same thoughts all day today. Trying to see how God is going to use me and all that I've learned through Nate's death. That is what I am going to focus on this month...reaching out!


    ps- Thanks for linking my Drowning post. God truly wrote that from my hands and I wish that EVERYONE could read it.

  3. I don't think it's wrong at all!! I think our children would want this!! I know that God can do so much good out of our heartache and that is what I hope for.

  4. I dont think its in any way shape or form wrong to want something meaningful to happen to honor your angel. More power to ya! *HUGS*

  5. it cannot be wrong. doing good of others is what God intends one to do.

  6. No, itscannot be wrong. helping other is always what God intends one to do.

  7. Our babies would want us to do whatever we could to bring comfort and peace to others. I think it means more that we can do something for others.