7/3/09

Taking some time to mend

Taking a break....something really terrible has happened to our family, which will have to remain private for now. I am by nature a great optimist, and usually I am in love with life, the world, and everything in it. But to be brutally honest, my faith in the human race has been shaken considerably this week, and I just don't have the will to blog at the moment. I am wishing you all well, and hope that things will turn out for the better, and that my faith in humanity will eventually mend. For now, I'm going to need to take a step back.

Peace - M.

update:

My husband suggests that I clarify that no one is hurt (per se), and we're all together and OK at the moment. What happened was the selfish act of a stranger, a drug addict, a young woman with no regard for human life, who endangered thousands of people at a local hospital this past year while stealing narcotics to fuel her addictions. It was the hospital where Q had her cleft surgeries. The news just broke yesterday, and we will not know for a couple of weeks whether Q has been affected. Needless to say, we are devastated, horrified, angry and shaken. Whether or not QQ has been affected by this, there will turn out to be innocent people who have been. I'm really too angry and disillusioned to speak rationally about what is wrong with the medical system that allows this kind of thing to happen (a great deal more often than it should in recent years, it seems). Maybe someday I can talk about it with a more rational mind. I have no doubt there will be more than one lawsuit in this case (the perpetrator is currently in custody) but there is no way to compensate for an innocent child (or anyone, really) being endangered like this just when she was starting out on her second chance at a long and happy life. It's appalling. There is no justice to be had here, and no way to repay the victims. It's just a senseless nightmare. Needless to say no one is celebrating in this family today.

37 comments:

Jill said...

Wow sweetie, I soooo hope everything is okay. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Jill

Kathy said...

Please take care~

You and your family are in our prayers.

Kathy

Gina said...

You & yours are in my thoughts & prayers...

Gina (very faithful lurker)

Virginia and Doug said...

I am so sorry. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.((hugs))

Gin

Rhonda said...

Sending good thoughts...

A Beautiful Mess said...

sending you and your family good thoughts, prayers and peace.

Lost and Found said...

We'll be here waiting for your return. You're in our daily thoughts.

Jag är jag said...

I have been lurking for quite a while and genuinely enjoyed your wirtings - your love for QQ is speaking from every word you wrote about her!
I send you all my best wishes and prayers an hope that you can heal from whatever happened to you...
Love
Dagmar

lisa said...

So so sorry Maia. Please don't hesitate to call if you need anything at all. Perhaps we will see you at the children's parade this morning? Wishing you all things good.~Lisa

tiffany said...

oh dear. worried about you and yours and thinking of you during this difficult time.

Joan said...

My prayers are with you!

Carrie said...

We will be praying for you! I understand needing time away when a tragic situation happens. I hope good things happen and you will be able to come back. Even though we have never meet I read your blog almost daily and you have been apart of my life through your blog for over a year now. I will miss you!
hugs
Carrie

Mom-of-Bean said...

I'm breathless and speechless and clueless in how I could offer help...I send you prayers and sincere offers for a patient open, non-judgemental ear or eye if you need it...I'm here if you need me. Call or e-mail.
Love, G

Naenay1012 said...

I hope you all are ok. Sending good thoughts your way.

Kim Kelley-Wagner said...

Sending thoughts and blessings your way. Kim KW and daughters

Cindy said...

{{{{HUGS!}}}}

You are in our thoughts. Your QQ updates will be missed, sorry you are dealing w/ this. More HUGS.
Blessings,
Cindy, another faithful lurker

sarahthefantastic said...

Oh, Maia! What a shock. You will be very much missed, but it is for the best. Take good care of yourself and give it some time. Sending lots and lots of love and support and prayers. xoxo... Sarah

Tami said...

Maia, I'm thinking of you and yours. We will be in Denver this week and I had hoped to get together with you, but I totally understand if you are not able to.

Cavatica said...

I'm so sorry. This is truly awful. I hope QQ is fine and this woman never practices medicine again - at the very least.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Whatever happened exactly... I hope this women gets whats coming to her... as for you all... a bunch of huge hugs coming your way... thinking of you all...

monica said...

Maia, My heart is in my throat trying to grasp what you are going through. Peace be with you and your family. Monica

Jan said...

Oh Maia,
My heart breaks for you. How dreadfully awful!! I just don't understand what drives these people, or, how she thought she could get away with what she's done. Also hoping that QQ is NOT affected by this.
Thank you for the update. I had no idea what your post could have been about. It is absolutely shocking what some people are capable of.
Sad to say that I feel that the heath care system is about to get the worst that it can ever be due to government interference :o(
Wishing your family well, and sending lots of hugs to help you mend!!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Maia, I have been following your journey since I saw the picture of your precious baby in her refferal picture. I check in daily to see what the little Q has discovered - and your wonderful way with words in describing your love & wonderment as a mom. She is an amazing special little girl! I'm sending many positive thoughts & prayers - for Q and her family. You are all so very blessed, stay positive!

M@rgriet said...

Hope all turns out ok. Won't be able to read your news if you do post any. Spending vacation in Turkey. Take care. xxxxxx M.

Lisa and Tate said...

I am so sorry... good thoughts and prayers coming your way.

sue williams said...

Just read the story, Maia will be in my prayers, as will you and Mike, for peace, and a healthy outcome for you precious QQ. Please let us know when you know.

Love,
sue

Melissa said...

I read the story and am so sickened by it. I will be keeping your family and the other families in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Maia, I'm so sadden to hear of this affecting your beautiful Q; you are all in my prayers.
xoox
shirley

mncfi said...

Maia, you and your precious family are in our prayers. I'm in Australia, so dont know the situation, but I'm just praying for miraculous protection for your magical miracle daughter.
~ Fiona

Ty's Parents said...

I am SOOO sorry. The story was in our local paper today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you wait for answers. We will miss your incredible posts, but truly understand.

Amy, mom to Ty

Margaret M said...

Thinking of you, Mike and QQ. I can't imagine what you are experiencing and with Graeme a few weeks post his third surgery, it just scares a parent to pieces. Praying she was not affected and sending positive thoughts your way!

Michele said...

I'll be keeping good thoughts that QQ will not be affected by this.

This woman should be hung out to dry and I hope they throw the book at her. She deserves it.

fourlittlehawks said...

Hi Maia,

I just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you guys as well. I'm so sorry that this horrible thing has touched your family, and I hope and pray that your fears will soon be laid to rest.

Hugs,
Jen

Vivian M said...

My Mom was infected with Hep C at a hospital, so I understand how this could have happened, and why. It's not right. It is so unfair and painful, and I pray and wish QQ is unaffected and healthy. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with your family and all the victims as you deal with this.

josée maman de Flavie said...

I am so sorry!! I have been following your journey, like you our precious daughter is from Chine. We are sending you our best wishs, an prayers for your adoring daughter.
Josée From Montréal, Québec

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing...
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Julie said...

I read the story and am so sickened by it.
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