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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Sunday
Jul272008

Thank you.

I get the feeling this isn't the first time I titled a post "thank you," but I don't think you all hear it enough, considering how much you've given me. I had no hopes for any benefit coming out of that previous post, beyond at least getting the task of posting something off my plate. But the response I received—it absolutely floored me. I didn't think it was possible for comments and emails to help me that much. Just to be able to explain this weird place I'm in was an immense relief, but also knowing that so many of you are out there, rooting for me? I can't even begin to describe what you did. That night was the first time since I came home that I managed to eat any sort of actual food. So thank you, thank you, wonderful people. If I could write you all individual thank-you notes on the extra-good stationery I save for special occasions, I would surely do so. But let's face it, I'm too lazy for that, and I don't know your addresses. It's just not practical. Try and understand.

So. Somehow I managed to write a Wonderland post this week. It may make a little bit of sense. No guarantees, of course.

Reader Comments (54)

Sending you all good vibes and positive mojo, Alice!JulesHouse of Jules



July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHouseofJules
I'm pulling for you Alice! I really am!

*hugs*
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersam (temptingmama)
It's enough thanks to hear that you're feeling even the tiniest bit better... extremely gratifying to know you've been able to eat a little bit.

You're never alone. You should know you can count on all of us to support and encourage you no matter what.

It's not a bad thing to be as sweetly sensitive as you are, Alice... it's made you the uniquely wonderful person you are and, clearly, it's what has made so many of us love you (as much as we do via internet in a hopefully not-too-creepy way). It's one of the things I admire most about you... in addition to your ability to write the funniest, most entertaining posts I think I've ever read. There have been precious few bloggers able to make me laugh so hard I cry and you were the first!

Unfortunately I think it may be this very enviable element of your character and personality that causes you to feel pain so deeply and intensely. I'm not saying it's more than anyone else's or more than normal, no one can know that. I just mean to say it seems like maybe it would be difficult to have one without the other. And that just means you need us all here offering you our most tender and heart-felt support and care. So here we are and as far as I'm concerned you're welcome to it and I'm more than happy to give you all I have to give if it helps you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTitanKT
I am a reader but not a commenter - until now. I wanted you to know that I am, like so many others, keeping a good thought for you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
you gotta have friends....
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermerlotmom
I hope there was some chocolate involved in that meal.

xo
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAssertagirl
If we can't send happy thoughts your way when you need them after all the happy thoughts you have posted here for us, what's the point in lady bloggin' anyway? Remember you are surrounded by strong, beautiful and creative women just like you. We should remind one another of that more often than we do. Take care and feel better. You will.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterP
I am so glad to hear the support and love helped you! It is such a gift to know that so many people are rooting for you.

I love what TitanKT wrote above in her comment about the depth of your sensitivity being part of the gift that is Alice Bradley.

That reminds me of my son. He is intense and sensitive and emotional and crazy busy. He feels every sensation exponentially more than most people. And while it is exhausting to raise him sometimes, it is also what makes him passionate, interesting and wonderful.

Hope your week just gets better and better.
Glad you had a break from the pain.Love, compassion, friendship is swirling, swirling around you as I type.Hang on, sister. xoxo.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Your fans will follow you through your highs and lows.Just don't do a Tatum O'Neal, or I may begin to question my loyalty. :-)Positive thoughts your way!
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSprite's Keeper
De-lurking to let you know that I've been sending good thoughts your way this week. Take care...
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJolie
Alice, I didn't know. I would have given you such a gigantic hug at BlogHer had I known. I'm so sorry. Thanks for stopping and talking to me and Skye at Ruby Skye (ha! I just realized how funny that is).

I wish I knew what to say. You're in my thoughts. Big hugs to you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbecky
It takes time. I understand.

We will always love you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
It takes time. I understand.

We'll always love you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Alice, I hope that you have even a fraction of the support in your physical world as you do on the internet. Grief sucks, and there is no way around it, only through. Please be kind to yourself and give yourself time to find your way back. It will happen, and people will be as happy for you then as they are hopeful for you now.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfay
Isn't it amazing how a few comments from virtual strangers can lift your spirits even a little? So happy for you that you've been given even an ounce of respite from your woe. I hope it continues to get better!
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKia
No, thank YOU. That was one of the most important posts you could give us. I am VERY grateful for your honesty. Peace to you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa C
Chocolate does help heal the soul...Keep hanging in there. :)
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiz
I am glad you are feeling even a teensie bit better today. I have been through what you have and it was not fun.

But in time life got more hopeful and our next 'ooops' pregnancy resulted in my gorgeous 10 year old twins. In time you will find life goes on...

In the meantime be good to YOU, take the time to grieve and sort out your feelings. Be good to yourself, the best thing you can do right now. Besides giving your son and hubby a big honking hug/kiss!
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmyinbc
Alice, just catching up as we were away a couple of days so I hadn't read your previous post until today. Just wanted to send lots of positive thoughts your way and hope that you soon find your way out of where you are right now.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMauigirl
I'm so glad you are feeling a little bit better. I had such a lump in my throat reading your earlier post because I felt that I could have written those same words...not about the same things, but definitely the same feelings.

It is amazing how kind words from strangers - or anyone for that matter - can make such a difference. Keep your chin up. Things will continue to get better.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
So glad to know you're feeling a bit better. A burden shared is a burden lightened...a little, anyway. Keep writing and take care of yourself.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMommy Cracked
If you'll grab the rope, we'll keep pulling for you.
July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYolanda
I missed commenting on your other post, I felt so much for you and I just couldn't find the words to say it all.

Alice, I'd pop by daily to read your shopping list, or to happily trawl your archives, so please don't add having to write here to your already way too heavy load.

Basically, as everyone else has already said more eloquently - we love you, take as much care of yourself as you can and we'll all be here whenever you feel like writing.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Just think, Alice, there are many, many more people who are silently lurking and wishing you the best than those that actually bother to comment. You have many, many more people rooting for you than might simply be evident from the comments response! (First-time commenter here)
July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

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