• It’s not fair. I agree with you.
    Maybe because of this we have to value more what we have.

    kompostelas last blog post..Merry Christmas To All Toddler Lovers

    December 31, 2008
  • What happened truly sucks. You are smart to take your time with it. Here’s to a much happier 2009!

    Joie at Canned Laughters last blog post..Opening A Stringy Can Of Worms

    December 31, 2008
  • Screw 2008;

    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarahs last blog post..I am Fairly Certain We Aren’t Talking About the Same Thing

    December 31, 2008
  • I’m 2009’s mistress too. Move over.

    Marias last blog post..For Your Information:

    December 31, 2008
  • SecretAgentMama

    While you move into 2009, and better days, I will be there…your friend forever!

    Much Love, L!

    December 31, 2008
  • Here’s to 2009 darlin’ girl. I hope it’s as good and better to you than 2008 was.
    Enjoy your January off and I love the new header! It’s perfect.

    Hugs and so much love.

    Rachels last blog post..Bebe’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    December 31, 2008
  • You are right sweetie! It’s not fair.

    Here’s to ’09 being a better year. You, John and Braden enjoy your January together and we’ll see you soon *hugs*

    PS: LOVE the new header!!

    Lisas last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

    December 31, 2008
  • Another one hear anxious to start 2009. Many hugs!!

    Domestic Extraordinaires last blog post..Do you know what time it is?

    December 31, 2008
  • Rachel

    Thanks for making me cry. I don’t know you, but I love you.

    December 31, 2008
  • Vic

    I’m with Sarah! Go grab 2009 by its hands and make it the best year ever!

    Vics last blog post..In Lieu of a Real Post

    December 31, 2008
  • One of my wishes for 2009 is that you have complete happiness and joy! I wish that for all of us! ((HUGS))

    Special Ks last blog post..Christmas Part 1 Xmas Eve

    December 31, 2008
  • Here’s to even BETTER things in ’09. *clink!*

    Love the new layout!

    December 31, 2008
  • I felt that way about 2003. Good riddance and all. 2004 was a much better year and I wish you the same happiness!

    Love ya, friend!

    Malias last blog post..Little Miss Smartypants

    December 31, 2008
  • Kim

    Here’s to a happier, kinder, 2009. Because 2008 was a real douche bag.

    Happy New Year Lotus!!!

    Kims last blog post..Happy New Year

    December 31, 2008
  • Im with ya on the 2008 being the cruel year!! Hopefully 2009 will be much better for both of us!

    Lori Downss last blog post..Wordless Wednesday # 4 RIP Smokey

    December 31, 2008
  • I wish you all happiness for 2009.

    Barbaras last blog post..A Brief Aside #11

    December 31, 2008
  • I have spoken, in the past, of my amazement at women. Of the courage and strength and endurance that are demonstrated daily by those of you who own hoo-hoo.

    And you, Lotus. You amaze me most of all.

    lceels last blog post..Finale Blog365

    December 31, 2008
  • I wonder if anyone has seen 2008 as being an amazing year? I highly doubt it.

    I’m ready for tomorrow.

    Avitables last blog post..Avitable’s top 10 movies of 2008

    December 31, 2008
  • Loralee

    2008 has sucked for just about everyone across the board. The consolation in this is that I think there will be very few glowing end-of-year wrap up blog posts that will make you want to give the middle finger to when you read them.

    December 31, 2008
  • May 2009 be more fair to you and your heart.

    Corey ~living and lovings last blog post..2008~ A year in Review

    December 31, 2008
  • PAPA

    This was a beautiful recap.

    Have a remarkable 2009!

    PAPAs last blog post..That’s Agape

    December 31, 2008
  • Better days are waiting – 2009 will be a banner year. Not that I know what that means, or anything.
    Love the new header!

    Newfoundland Girls last blog post..A little Christmas Bokeh

    December 31, 2008
  • I’m hoping 2009 brings you and yours what you desire most.

    Oh, and I made another Weekly Winners button, if you’d like it (if you collect those made by others, LOL):

    December 31, 2008
  • Mary "MauiMary"

    Yes, indeed, 2008 has been cruel to many and you my friends got way too much of it..

    Lotus, John, here’s to a 2009 that brings you healing, health and happiness. May all good things come to your little family.


    December 31, 2008
  • I swear, if 2009 is mean to you, I will take it out back and beat it’s ass. Sending you big virtual hugs, sweetie.

    December 31, 2008
  • I love the way you write – I’m so glad that I found your blog this year.
    So sad about the horrible turn of events and the pain you are going through.
    Tomorrow is 2009, and I hope it will be a gentler year for you.
    Happy New Year, Lotus. Hope the prodigal mojo comes back soon from suntanning its butt!

    Maggies last blog post..Chewlius Caesar

    December 31, 2008
  • chotzie

    Best Wishes for 2009!

    December 31, 2008
  • (((HUG))) Hope 2009 is your year.

    December 31, 2008
  • I love that we never have to go back to 2008 again. It sucked for me, too, though there were many blessings along the way.

    Blessings to you, Lotus. I pray for healing and love for you in 2009.

    Claire in CA, USAs last blog post..A lesson in gravity

    December 31, 2008
  • You’ve gotten so many virtual hugs at this point, I almost feel a little cliche at doing the same… You know we love you, Lotus, and that you rawk our socks.

    At the same time, I wanted to congratulate you for making the Top Mom Blogs at #18!! Even Dooce got #43! That makes you supremely badass.

    Kayla Meows last blog post..Thoughts on the pregnancies

    December 31, 2008
  • Let’s both hope for better 2009s…..because 2008.

    was a beast of a shithead!

    A Jill of All Tradess last blog post..2009 New Year’s Resloutions

    December 31, 2008
  • Hugs to you, friend. I have shared the same loss that you have, and my eyes well up when I read about it…

    Angellas last blog post..The Day After Tomorrow

    December 31, 2008
  • Richard

    Happy New Year. Have a blessed 2009!!!

    December 31, 2008
  • Jessica

    I truly hope 2009 is much kinder to you and everyone! Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2008
  • Yeah, bring on 2009. I am soooo over 2008.

    Talinas last blog post..Still trying to find somewhere near southern Indiana to deliver my baby…

    December 31, 2008
  • Babe, I am in the future. It has been 2009 for 11 hours now.

    Feeling hungover, but DAY-UM this year is gunna be the best freaking year ever.

    I can just feel it.

    For both of us.

    Oh and 2008 can suckit. *snort*

    Kelleys last blog post..Happy New Year! Early. Cause I am all about being first.

    December 31, 2008
  • Here is to 2009 being a MUCH better year.

    Veronicas last blog post..And then I got distracted…

    December 31, 2008
  • jerseygirl89

    What a wonderful, beautiful, touchingly sad post .

    Here’s to 2009 being a wonderful year.

    jerseygirl89s last blog post..Yep, I’ll Definitely Take Staying Home With The Kids

    December 31, 2008
  • Hugs to you… wishes for a year full of the utmost goodness… You boy is achingly precious… “awwwww duuude…” Makes my heart tingle.

    It has been a privilege to get to know you as you share with heart and honesty…

    jennyonthespots last blog post..Can I Get a Whutwhut?!

    December 31, 2008
  • Joyce-Anne

    I’m sorry 2008 wasn’t nice to you. I truly hope that 2009 treats you better and certainly more fairly.

    Braden is an cute little boy and if I wanted to do some match-making I’d fix him up with my adorable 2 year old daughter.

    December 31, 2008
  • Momisodes

    *sniff* I still remember when I first found you, and how tiny Braden was. My heart swells just seeing how grown up he is already. It’s been a pleasure following you all this time.

    I certainly share your sentiment for 2008, and I sit here anxiously with you.

    Wishing you all the best for 2009.

    December 31, 2008
  • I hope so much for a brighter 2009 for you, Lotus.

    Missives From Suburbias last blog post..Out With the Old

    December 31, 2008
  • While my situation is not like yours, 2008 kicked my ass, too.

    I don’t think I will miss 2008 for a minute. I just hope we’re lucky enough 2009 is better!!

    So yes, I agree…SUCKIT 2008…

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you this year!

    Melissas last blog post..New Year’s Resolutions….

    December 31, 2008
  • Here’s for a great 2009, Lotus!!!

    My best wishes for you and your family.

    Gabriels last blog post..WW#61 – No fear

    December 31, 2008
  • Aw, Lotus, I haven’t been to your site in a while and did not know about your losses. I am so sorry! I hope the coming year is an amazing one for you and your beautiful family! I hope this is the coming year (since this one’s a bust already) that I see my pre-pregnancy svelte-ness. And it will take me most of the year, if I can stick with it. Here’s to a genuinely much better year in 2009!

    December 31, 2008
  • lakshmi

    i love this post, may 2009 give you a breath of fresh hair, i hope you get your way this time around girl 😉

    December 31, 2008
  • lakshmi

    fresh air i mean, unless you wanted fresh hair

    December 31, 2008
  • Here’s to a brand new year! I pray it finds you safe, and allows you the things you need to heal.

    MIssys last blog post..So this is a new year?

    January 01, 2009
  • Can’t remember how I got to your blog, but read this post. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost six babies. It’s hard, but I pray you are able to find peace in the pain. That’s all. Don’t want to end up being too cliche, as I hated that when I was in that painful time.

    January 01, 2009
  • Okay, question 1: why is my icon a little dog with a santa hat? I have a favicon. I even have a picture on my blog (okay, its the same picture as my favicon). Why won’t it display?

    question 2: what made you decide to make the jump to hosting your own website? I am sick of blogger but can’t seem to justify getting my own URL just because I want commenters to all leave an email address. From what I have tried to piece together about self-hosted websites, it sounds like you have to know alot about CSS, you have to pay for it, and you have to design a lot of stuff. Uh, I can’t do any of that stuff. Just wondering if having your own URL is SO worth it, or would you just rate it as, “eh…”

    Texan Mamas last blog post..Christmas, Round 3

    January 01, 2009
  • river

    You’ve had an eventful year for sure. And Braden has done so much growing! You think the change from birth to one year is great, but the change from one year to two years is enormous. You get a walking, talking child, with thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes, so different from the baby who lay in your arms and slept not so long ago. Try not to worry too much about your other two babies. Sooner or later there WILL be a new little soul who IS ready to live with the awesomeness that is you.

    January 01, 2009
  • Ree

    I hope, with all my heart, that 2009 is your year. Much love to you and yours.

    Rees last blog post..A New Years Wish for You All

    January 01, 2009
  • Wow! I just found you via Kathryn @ Seeking Sanity. You have indeed had a challenging year and I hurt for you even though I don’t know you. Thank you for feeling, thinking, and writing in a way that we can share with you. May 2009 be a blessing for you family. Your son and your photography are amazing as is your writing. I will be back.

    Roxys last blog post..Auld Lang Syne

    January 01, 2009
  • I hated 2008. I am glad it’s gone. And I don’t care if I never think about it again.

    Also, I can’t believe how old Braden looks in that last photo. But still SO CUTE.

    Rachaels last blog post..Hopes, Wishes & Resolutions for the New Year

    January 01, 2009
  • SO NOT fair. Here’s to a better 2009. *waves goodbye to ole 2008*

    Elaines last blog post..Missing: Small Greyish-Brown Puppy…

    January 01, 2009
  • 2008 was a bad year for so many people. A friend of mine lost their best friend and cousin in one week, both in accidents. I feel so guilty for having a fantastic year. I really hope 2009 is the best year yet for you….xxx

    January 02, 2009
  • Oh, my heart, girl. My heart.

    flutters last blog post..My new job

    January 02, 2009
  • Awwww. I’m so sorry! I haven’t been keeping up with you for a while (met on NaBloPoMo – hi!) and have missed so much. I’m so sorry for your losses. My heart goes out to you.

    I’m with you. 2008 can suck a fat one.

    NaysWays last blog post..Dial “H” For Help

    January 07, 2009
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