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Sharing Your Message about Little Souls

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December 20, 2006 at 14:55:06:

Hi Ken
You have been on my mind so much lately. I am not sure why. It's a good thing though. I frequently look back at the things I have that you have written to me or to others. I get so much inspiration from you and your "adventures" and experiences.
During the past 8 months or so I have become quite active in The Compassionate Friends. I have found that it helps dealing with my grief a bit easier when I help others with theirs.
We recently participated in the Worldwide Candle Lighting that is held each year on the 2nd Sunday in December. I took a copy of your "Little Souls" story and the explanation of why children die so young to share with some of my friends who have lost infants. I thought it may be helpful for them to understand a little. However, as I read it over myself I realized it helped me, again, as well.
My heart aches to the point where no words can describe my pain as I realize over and over again that Quentin's death is real. It's been 2 years and I still have these shocking moments of realization. The thing is so amazing is that I see positive aspects of his death on a daily basis, as well. I can't believe my child is continuously touching the lives of others even still. It seems I am constantly running into people who have lost a child and have no one to turn to for help. The timing is uncanny. Is this what is meant about recognizing my purpose? Do you know if this is my purpose on Earth or part of it? I continue to believe that giving birth to these 6 fabulous children are the only important thing I have ever done. However, I am starting to believe that helping others through their grief as I work through my own may be connected somehow.

You are an amazing man, Ken. Big hugs and God's blessings to you
Love, Barb  

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