Thursday, January 28, 2010
Dear friends of Jane, my dear friends, Jane's journey has ended. My darling girl died today at 1:40 in the afternoon, six months and six days, to the minute, after she was born. Her lungs simply couldn't do any more. I was able to spend her last four hours with her, taking care of her and telling her, "You are loved. You are loved." Then the machines finally went silent, and she died in my arms.
I thank you all for being part of this with me.
Before I go, I would ask one last favor. If Jane became a part of your life, if her life held meaning for you, I ask that you send a card with just the words "Jane was here" on it. I don't want sympathy cards or condolences, I just want to know that she was HERE, and THERE, wherever you are. It will help to remind me that her brief time was filled with the love of friends and family, the visible and the invisible. That her life was part of your life. That she truly was Our Girl Jane.
My gratitude to you all has no bounds. Thank you.
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Montpelier, VT 05602