You are all AMAZING women

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Registered: 03-15-2004
You are all AMAZING women
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Wed, 03-17-2004 - 2:11pm
Hello again to all here on this board. I just "joined in" a couple of days ago (you can read my story under "New Kid in Town"). I have been reading some of the more recent messages on this board, and I hope this doesn't upset anyone, but I have had tears streaming down my face. Tears of sadness, and happiness, and amazement, and respect. I am just so moved by all of you - and impressed with the determination, optimism, mutual support, and good 'ol love coming through all of you to and for each other.

I have always said that women are obviously, by far, the stronger sex - and witnessing a board like this just confirms that for me. I know so well the fierce determination to fight with every fiber of your being for motherhood: it's like the natural directive to procreate, give birth, and love and protect our young is with us all of our lives, a real and viable part of us, well before we even get pregnant and give birth. It's just as much a part of us as our skin, our organs, our muscles, our minds - it is part of what makes us women.

I just want to tell you all that I am with you in my heart and mind and soul, you have already helped me in countless ways that I can't even put into words, even after just a few days of visiting here. You are amazing, beautiful, wonderful creatures. Keep fighting. Keep hoping. Keep striving for the ultimate prize. There are miracles happening every day. Stay strong for each other, you are helping me to be strong, I want to be a part of helping all of you to be strong, too.

The love and energy and prayers and thoughts that come through here are real! Thank you all for being here. Thank you for being the amazing women that you are.

With warmest baby wishes,

Leah

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 3:23pm

Leah thank you and I feel the same way about all of us on this journey.

Cathie

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 5:14pm
Thanks Leah,

You are pretty wonderful yourself!!!! We are glad to have friends like you to help us and we are happy to help you as well!!!

I liked what Cathie's little niece said, she is right on target already!!

You are in our prayers!!!

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 09-27-2003
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 8:22pm
I agree with all the posts in this thread. I feel fortunate to have a place such as this to seek refuge, and give and receive advice and support. And yes, the best part of all WAS Cathy's niece's statement, especially about the shoes!

Lisa

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 9:11pm
Cathie,

Thanks for those warm and uplifting words - I'd love to meet that niece of yours, she sounds like a gem! And thanks for being the coordinator (is that what you're called if you run the board?) and taking time out each day to reach out to all who come here for solace and support. Will talk to you again soon!

With baby wishes,

Leah

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 03-17-2004 - 9:17pm
Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the support and keeping me in your prayers. Right back at ya! Also, which part of the board tells me a little bit more about all of you? I'm sure it's already here somewhere, don't want you to have to repeat it if it's right here at my fingertips - I am a TOTAL neophyte when it comes to message boards, correct terminology, everything! Thanks for guiding me along!

With baby wishes,

Leah