When I wrote the blog post telling our story of losing Cameron, it was cathartic. Taking the video that plays in my mind over and over again and putting it into words (minus some details). It felt good, though I’m completely numb and not sure my emotions have caught up to reality.
As people started reading it, I was flooded with comments, emails, and messages. Never in my life did I expect our story would have this level of impact or reach. I really thought it would be read by friends, family, friends of friends, and acquaintances. Mostly people that knew us or knew our extended family.
To have complete strangers sending prayers and hugs. Unbelievable! To hear that people were moved to tears and crying with us, unimaginable. I know this story is every parent’s worst nightmare. Most people choose to look past those stories and find something more “positive” to read.
We’ve been beyond overwhelmed by the outreach and support we’ve received since Christmas. Thank you! Concerned friends and family sending up prayers before we knew the outcome. Family and friends that came to be with us at Cameron’s memorial. Our Montessori school “family”. Past teachers and child care providers. Our local community. Doctor’s and nurses that cared for Cameron. Complete strangers. There really is more good in the world than we are lead to believe.
We are already talking about ways we can pay it forward.
In these last couple of days, I’ve seen Cameron at work. Creating a sense of community. He took such an active interest in the blog when I started it. Always asking, “How many people liked your website, Mom?” Not that he really understood what we were doing or what that meant. He would constantly be looking for ideas of things I could “put on my website”. He got so excited when he could be part of it or a story was shared that included him.
So Cameron, look how many likes you got, Buddy! They love you. So do I.
Though I would trade it all to have him back.
We will continue to look for the positive impacts. For the ways Cameron lets me know he’s still here and watching over us. For the way we can pass this love and support on to others.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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