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What a sweet, sweet story, Thanks for sharing,

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May 16Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Oh man, now I’m crying. Certain days, times, moments can be so lonely and isolating for moms whose babes aren’t here anymore. I find that, more often than not, I keep my long gone daughter tucked inside of me. I so admire your email and desire to share what you would have written, and of course I love the outcome! There’s such humanness to be found in sharing our heartache with others. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Your courage to share such a deeply personal story is truly moving Donna. It reminds us all that while grief may be a lifelong journey, moments of unexpected joy can still surprise us, offering comfort when we least expect it.

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May 14Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Your beautiful essay made me cry. Both in sorrow and in joy for "meeting" you and Jane and Robbie. I love the spirit that is so alive here, in all 3 of you. My husband and I lost our beautiful, exceptional son 4 years ago. He is strangely very alive to me many, many times, and I am so grateful. Thank you, Donna.

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May 13Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Thank you, Donna for sharing this exquisitely moving and unforgettable story. You have deepened my understanding of resilience, memory and love.

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May 13Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Thank you Donna for sharing this story. For such a little thing, your arms extension is far reaching, selfless, powerful and profound.

Mimi Findlay

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May 13Liked by Alice Goldbloom

I understand. Far more importantly, you touched my heart and my eyes filled with tears. You captured the heartbreak of life and the small glories humans are capable of. You do more than accomplish. You share your humanity. Doing so, enables each of us, should we choose, to share ours.

Thank you,

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May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

The choir may not have assembled today but there are many members who have joined that choir over the years and they wish to bring you comfort on this and every day.

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May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

This is a beautiful and moving tribute to motherhood. I don’t know you, Donna, but I wish I did. Though your children are no longer with you, you will always be a loving mother. Sending you hugs.

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May 12·edited May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Happy Mother’s Day, Donna! It was Alice who chose this collage art for your moving story. What a beautiful connection. ❤️ Big, big hugs today.

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May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

What a touching story! Thank you for sharing your experience on this Mother’s Day.

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sending love and admiration.

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May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Having also lost a child, I know how these stories are importantly part of our after-life. Thanks so much for this one. A coffee-maker, indeed.

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What a lovely, moving reflection on the loss “that defies the natural order.”

Thank you, Donna.

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May 12Liked by Alice Goldbloom

Donna, my heart hurts.

Today you will be celebrated by the many children who were your children’ friends, and their children as well. For them, as for your son and daughter, you are beloved. It is easy to understand why. Happy Mothers Day!

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Donna, you are a generous, inspiring woman who has given a great deal to the world. Jane and Robbie are not here to give you a hug, but the many people whose lives you've touched and helped would like to. If I were nearby in that little city by the sea, I would. Instead I'm sending you and your dear spouse all my love across the Canadian miles.

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