Thank you for all of your comments and emails over the past few weeks. January was a really hard month. A crushing and simply unimaginable diagnosis for a child in our extended family. Unanswered questions and heart-breaking scenarios have been creeping into my mind at all times of the day. (And night.) I’ve received the family’s blessing to write about it here, and I will because these wonderful people need all the prayers and support you can give during their long and impossibly difficult journey.

I’ve tried many times to write the post, but I fail every time. It’s just too raw. Too impossible to convey just exactly how I feel. Most of all, it’s as if hitting publish confirms how real it is. I don’t want it to be real.

But I will write about it. Soon. Because it’s becoming increasingly clear what my role should be during this difficult time. Because I have a platform to raise awareness and I need to use it. Because I want to do everything I possibly can to help. Most importantly, because every day I don’t write about it is a day that passes without all of your prayers, good wishes and support.


  1. Heather C

    January 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Take your time Sarah. We’ll be here when you’re ready, and you and yours already have all our well wishes and prayers.

  2. Barb @ getupandplay

    January 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    How devastating. Of course, take your time. There is a lot of love here for you and your family.

  3. San

    January 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Oh no :( I don’t want to even imagine what happened to your family… I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. bethany actually

    January 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    You and your extended family all have my prayers already. I may not know what’s going on, but God does. Take care.

  5. narmalie

    January 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Will continue to keep you and yours in my thoughts… I am so sorry.

  6. Jen

    January 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    So very sorry to hear this – I’ll say prayers for your family. Hang in there and take care.

  7. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    January 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Love and best wished to you and your family.

  8. metalia

    January 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I’m so, so sorry. Sending love and good thoughts. xoxo

  9. Jessica

    January 31, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Hugs Girlie… We’ll be here waiting for you & praying for you until then.

  10. Page

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Girl. You just take your time. There are a hell of a lot of people out here in the world thinking of you and sending you good thoughts. You take care of you and yours, and we’ll keep sending out the good juju.

    Unrelated: Can I just tell you that I bought a Groupon for Boot Camp? Because of you. I have arm cellulite. And you inspired me. So, there’s that.

  11. Pinkie Bling

    February 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Sending general good vibes…and wishes for healing and comfort.

  12. steph

    February 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Praying right now!!!

  13. Katelar

    February 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
    Be gentle with yourselves, take your time.

  14. martymankins

    February 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Sending my best to your family at this time.

  15. amanda

    February 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family, and you. xo