Thursday, November 1, 2012

Words Do Matter

I've been exchanging emails with a friend who's had two miscarriages in the past (not the friend that I mentioned in my previous posts that triggered my need for closure - hence the birth of "Funeral of a Dream" - pun intended). Anyway, this woman is currently pregnant again and thankfully it seems that they're both doing OK this time (already in the third trimester now).

The other day she wrote me an email again with an additional post script: "You know, I've been wondering how much I should share my excitement over this pregnancy with you. I just want to make sure I'm not causing you some pain or discomfort. I can only imagine how tough it is for you during your IF journey."

My heart melted when reading her words. The fact that she cares only makes me want to hear more about her pregnancy and baby stories later on in the future.

Words can make or break someone. I hope that I'd be wise with my words wherever I am - not holding back compliments, not being brutally honest, but being compassionate and being able to spread words of encouragement whenever needed. But in cases that I fail to do so, I should learn to forgive myself and just try to do my best next time. May God help me!


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    1. Glad you enjoyed reading it, Illanare. I enjoyed writing it. :-)

  2. Lovely. If people only recognised that being open with us like that makes it so much easier to embrace them and their journeys too.

  3. Wolfers, I have no idea where your comment went, 'coz I received the notification about it, but when I clicked here, it's gone. But anyway, I'm SORRY to hear about what you had to go through. :-(


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