I have just read Sumanda’s post and it made me write this blog now instead of tonight.
I took Daniel for allergy tests this morning and he is nut, wheat and lactose intolerant. Anyway, I had the tests done by a lovely lady in Sonstraal (Durbanville, CT) and she also gave me a list of natural stuff I could buy. Needless to say I dashed off to Dischem at the speed of light 🙂
Whilst in Dischem I saw an old friend of mine I haven’t seen in about 5 years. We grew apart for several reasons, I think mainly because she doesn’t live in my area and life just kind of happened.
When I was pregnant with the girls, a mutual acquaintance told me that this friend had lost twins due to twin-twin-transfusion syndrome at around 19 weeks and I remember thinking at the time that I would love to contact her, but I felt like a bit of an ambulance chaser, especially because I was very far along and didn’t want to cause her any more pain.
She didn’t know that I had twins and when I told her she got tears in her eyes on the spot. I really didn’t know what to say and just asked what happened and said that it probably is something that would stay with her for the rest of her life. She agreed and said that she thinks about those babies every day of her life and will never forget them. She has since had a little boy, but nothing will ever replace those babies.
Someone in my office also lost twins to TTTS when I was pregnant and it just really doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t understand.
Even losing the unborn children stays with us forever.