Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two Kinds of Heartbreak

The Trophy Wife had a very sad weekend. In a very unfortunate turn of events, my dear friend Julie lost the baby she was carrying. For those of you who have experienced this kind of loss, I am sure that you know Julie's pain. I too lost 3 before our Tyler was born. Such a profound grief broke my heart. It is an odd kind of loss. Most people don't know, don't understand, or don't acknowledge the life that was so precious to you, so often the suffering is endured alone. For all the mothers out there who have lost a baby, know that we are strong together. This terrible sorority that we belong to unites us. My love to Julie, and to anyone else who has experienced this loss.

Now on to something that will hopefully make you smile.

When I went to bed tonight, I noticed, sitting right there on my night stand, a beautiful red bag gaily festooned with two kinds of ribbon, and containing a note from Santa. You can imagine my surprise! The envelope says: Merry Christmas and North Pole.

Inside I found a note that read:

Dear Melnie,
Your (You are) good tallented (talented) and your doters (daughters) never get coal so far.
Your Friend,

I guess I can rest easy, now that I know Tyler and Ryan aren't on the "Naughty List" so far. It is a little bit early in the season, for Pete's sake it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I suppose this bodes well for the girls. I am concerned though, that Santa hasn't given the proper care and attention to his English writing skills. He seems to have the spelling proficiency of a second grader.

The tag read:

To: Melani
From: Santa Clase

I'm glad he spelled my name right this time. Let's hope in his off-season, he can get the remedial education he needs.

Thanks to my little imp Tyler,
for breaking my heart in a happy way.


  1. :-(


    Together, they form all the colors of the rainbow...

  2. You always brighten my day. Keep blogging.

  3. Oh, Melani. Two kinds of heartbreak is exactly right. You and I belong to the same sorority and I'll be praying for your friend Julie. It's certainly not a sorority any of us pledge to willingly.

    So what did you talk about as the MOPS speaker? Look forward to the next blog!


  4. Thank you!
    I think you are the greatest!
    Love you much!
    Julie xo