I have always said that blogging is not my forte, I am just not a writer…I take pictures…capture moments. However there are those moments when I am touched in a way that compels me to want to share it some how. Today was one of those days…
Some of you have been introduced to Quinn and you have been following her BMT journey via her Caring Bridge Page. Well, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit her again today. Seeing her sweet face is always a treat, but there is something else, when I am with Quinn, there is a calm about me, a peace that fills me. It is an amazing feeling, one that I have only experienced with one other person, Tripp. I am not sure what it is or why it happens, I can only say it must be divine and there is nothing like it.
Yesterday was particularly special as I was able to be in the room when Quinn received “Healing Touch”, an energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. (Find out more). I had no idea how powerful that would be, as Quinn received this, I could feel it through my entire body. Tears came to my eyes as I experienced an amazing release and felt incredibly uplifted. It was truly an amazing experience. I did not think that there was any possible way that anything could top that feeling until I was preparing to leave. I approached her beautiful sleeping face bent over to whisper “I love you” and what happened totally moved me. Quinn opened her eyes and gave me what appeared to be an intentional blink and a then a look that seemed to say “I love you too.” There is no doubt in my mind that is exactly what she was doing and I most certainly felt it!
Many have asked me how I can possibly bring myself to do this, and I am always perplexed by that. How can I not? I am drawn to these children and it is something that my heart will not allow me to ignore. Not only am I inspired and in awe of their courage and perseverance, I am captivated by their shear being and I love them.
Besides, take one look into these beautiful eyes and tell me you would not fight for her..