Friday, January 25, 2013

an email that reminds me of my purpose

Woke up this morning to an amazing email...

"Hello, My name is ******r. I'm from Maine.. I am in the middle of a battle with CPS for my daughter ********. She is my entire world. She was taken away from me by the state and her fathers parents. I miss her every day... it's a sad world we live in that our children can be taken away for little to no reason. She was taken away from me in 2008 after I lost my baby boy **** in a car accident. I was pregnant, 22 weeks.. he weighed less than one pound. He was born alive! He laid in my arms for 2 1/2 hours not breathing, but his little heart was beating. He was beautiful. He passed away when I finally let the pastor come in to say a prayer. It was then that I realized God was there for me. After that I went through emotional hell and had my daughter stay with her grandparents for what was supposed to be a temporary time but was then deemed unfit to be her mommy even though I needed her as much as she needed me. I am at least able to see her every now and again but only when they decide it's ok. My best friend was not so lucky. After her ex-husband beat her almost to death, then a man raped and stabbed her three times, CPS in Massachusetts took her twins girls and younger daughter away from her. She doesn't like to talk about it, naturally, but after fighting for three years they took her parental rights away and placed the girls in foster care. Permanently. I met her at my work and we instantly bonded and have become very close. She is healing, as am I. We have both been through hell, as it seems you have too. I randomly found your beautiful baby shower cards and read your profile. Fran and I have just found our creative sides. And I started with painting pretty much everything in my house. My bathroom- Fuchsia and leopard print. Tacky but who cares? I love it and it makes ME happy. :) I am inspired by you to push farther and see what else I can come up with. So far-- key holders, daily organizers for MEN hubby hehe he actually uses it! a "floating" enchanted bed for my daughters bedroom. I still have her bedroom all set up and ready for her.. :) And tons of other random things. Im sorry for writing all of this, I definitely don't want to upset you , I just wanted to tell you how much you inspired two broken souls from across the country. Thank you. Take care and God bless! Always, *****