Friday, March 26, 2010

"Population was a baby shy of 103,000 here"

That's the headline on my local paper today.

According to the article, the Census Bureau says that St. Mary's growth was the second fastest in Maryland over the last decade, with a total of 102,999.

That baby St. Mary's county is shy of is mine.

He was born here. He died here. He doesn't get counted here because he no longer lives. Filling out the census this year stung. A lot.

A baby shy...same as my house. Same as my life. Same as my heart.

A baby shy.

14 comments:

  1. Wow. That's a hard headline to read. Doesn't it just feel like the world singles us out sometimes? Like what's with so many movie/tv plotlines including miscarriages? I suppose because they are trying to represent real life...I just didn't notice before. Hugs, friend.

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  2. Lori as I read this, I just cried for you, John and Matthew. My heart always aches for you three, but it stung to know you had to read that, and have to fill that out on paper. I am so sorry....

    Lots of love & prayers!

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  3. LORI ... I have no words, reading this makes my heart hurt for you ... hugs and sending you peaceful and loving thoughts.

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  4. I don't even know what to say. I had never realized how much simple things could really affect someone, how what they are going through will have a direct connection to what they read/see/smell, etc. My heart breaks for you, for every mother and father without their child.

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  5. How bitterly ironic. We are praying for you.

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  6. oh wow, that stings. I'm so sorry, Lori. My heart hurts for you, with you. XO

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  7. Oh Lori. I am so sorry -- I can't wait until the headlines read differently for you, and wish I knew how to write them for you!!

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  8. Im so sorry - I know exactly how you feel. Hugs xxx

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  9. Im so sorry - I know exactly how you feel. Hugs xxx

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  10. Oh sweetie, that just gripped my heart so very tightly.

    I'm sorry you had to see that.

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  11. ohhhhh- i sooooooo get you!!!! my census is sitting on my bathroom counter because i DREAD!!!!! admitting that i don't have that baby that this time last year i was jumping up and down over since i had made it to second trimester. :((((((((

    did you know that you can claim the baby on your taxes? it's odd but that fact validates my heart! the irs says my baby is/was/and always will be important and significant in my house!

    ok- this is just too ironic to not mention it, argh- the word verification is "spaperme."... as in SPARE ME! (yes i know i twisted the letters around but that's what my brain did instinctively when i tried to type it)

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  12. Thinking of you now, as always. Praying for your comfort and peace.

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  13. I am so sorry Lori. It just isn't fair.. expecially when things like that slap you right in the face. I am praying for you dear.

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