Ok - so the votes are in and tallied. However, like all voting systems (yeah, I'm not even going to go there!), this one feels skewed.
The question was... Who do you represent? (in connection to your loss, that is) And the multiple choice options were pretty simple, a question of identity really: mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, or other.
So - here are the results after 25 days and 330 profile visitors (ok - I know that's subjective too...)
(drumroll please!) 23 votes!!!!! Revealing a not so shocking ratio of 91% mothers visiting and actually voting on the poll.
(No one can see you so if you are one of the 307 others who came but didn't vote...raise your hand, higher...thanks.)
Seriously, just kidding.
My heartfelt thanks for coming and I'm so sorry for your loss however you are affected by it. Please come back whenever you feel the need. Don't feel the need to comment until you are ready, then know I will always return your outreach through your own blog, or email if you don't currently have one.
And just to show that I am not complete rule and statistic bound (yeah right) I am going to take an educated guess and predict that the majority of the unaccounted for visitors are also...mothers of babes who have passed on. (you know I have prophetic tendencies, right?)
We really are the the bravest ones, you know, forced to start over, re-defining our visions of life from the inside out while knowing we created life from the inside out.
We are safe here, within this intangible world of shared grief. I look forward to hearing all your stories and getting to know your grief journey better.
A common soul,Cara