Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spoken Word Blog Round-Up


So I said I wasn't going to post for a few days.  Then Angie over at Still Life With Circles started a spoken word blog hop.  Watching the videos of others reminded me I am not alone, and helped me feel connected to the amazing women who have stood beside me since Charlotte died.  

I apologize for the fidgeting, this was very hard for me.  Bennett was sleeping on the other side of the room while I recorded this, but he did talk a bit in his sleep.  And I think I look awful because I'm running on around four hours sleep, but there's no way I'm recording it again.

Enough excuses, here's the video.  If you want to join this wonderful project you can do so here.


Untitled from Angela Rodman on Vimeo.

25 comments:

  1. Angela, thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry to see you cry. a lovely post full of love, made more poignant by your voice. Love to you as always.
    (oh and it was cute to hear Bennett talking in his sleep.)

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  2. I remember reading that post and thinking how beautiful and perfect your words were. Now, hearing you speak those same words was absolutly breath taking. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love you friend. I miss her for you.

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  4. what a wonderful reading. thank you for sharing your heart.

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  5. I guess this was kind of Angie's point. To let us "feel" your words and I did...I felt it.

    Thank you for reading your words aloud, stepping out of your comfort zone and putting a voice to yours and Charlotte's name.

    Hearing all the Mama's saying their baby's names has been the best part of this whole round up.

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  6. This is beautiful, Angela. I'm in awe of how much love and bravery there is in this post, and I'm so glad you were brave enough to share your words, and Charlotte, and yourself in this way.

    I was crying with you at the end - at the love and beauty in your face and voice, at you telling Charlotte you'll always look for her, at Bennett's sweet noises in the background.

    Much love.

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  7. The empty nursery. The useless baby items. Oh Angela. I felt this. Every word.
    Losing our first born baby girls, we've shared so much of the same god awful sorrow.
    I'm really glad you took part. What a treat to hear your voice.
    xo

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  8. Tears -- I was crying with you. The searching for her 6 months later really got me emotional. I remember a post with you searching your house for her in the middle of the night, very shortly after her death. I cried so hard I had to catch my breath. I will never forget that post for the rest of my life. You have to be one of the strongest people I "know."

    You have such a way with words. Hearing you speak the words, instead of reading them off the screen, was amazing. Thank you for sharing that. It was beautiful. And I loved hearing Bennett too! :) PS You have gorgeous skin!

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  9. It is so much like public speaking! You did beautifully. I loved listening to your letter to your sweet girl. It is so hard to remember that they are being spared the pain of this world, but so true.

    Big love to you,

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  10. This is so gorgeous. My goodness, you took my breath away. I love this piece. Thank you for being brave.

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  11. You are not selfish for wanting your daughter Angela :) We are built that way. It is what makes us such wonderul mothers. What a beautiful post :) Thank you for being brave! x

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  12. Oh Angela, this was beautiful. A post of yours I hadn't come across, so I see it with my ears from your mouth for the first time here tonight.
    That biological connection that has you looking for Charlotte, feeling like you've left her somewhere... I do that often and it's a new tear to the heart everytime with another new realisation that they aren't here, and they aren't coming back.
    Thankyou SO much for sharing this. Your words are beautiful. xo

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  13. It is lovely to hear your voice (and sweet Bennett's) Your description of still looking for Charlotte broke my heart, I don't think we ever stop looking. In tears with you and remembering your dear daughter xo

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  14. I cried with you, here at my desk at work...thankfully the door is closed! I just love you so much...

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  15. This is so very, very beautiful. I am sorry your beautiful Charlotte did not come home with you. The love we all have for ou lost children pours out of our words on our blogs but to ..see.. us all, there's another dimension to seing all our love and all our grief and all our hurt. Thank you for daring to post.

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  16. Thank you for sharing this- It really is beautiful and moving. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  17. Great job, Angela. I remember reading that; this just how I imagined you would sound. xo

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  18. Thank you for being so brave and doing this. I have a Dutch blog of my own, and I'm thinking of how to do some sort of video in English, just so you know one of your fans ;-)

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  19. Just listening to you express that pain makes me feel mine too. I know it was hard to make this video, but you did so well. Sharing the perfect mama baby love you spoke of beautifully.

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  20. My heart broke with and for you as I listened to this post. I felt the pain in your words and sadly, understand them all to well. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. You sound like I thought you would!

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  22. Thank you for sharing! You gave me the push I needed to do my own vlog! I have followed your blog as long as I have had one (over a year now). Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read. Thank you for sharing your story. Your words always touch my heart <3

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  23. Thank you for speaking and sharing such tender words to your daughter. ♥♥♥

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  24. Not much makes me cry these days but these spoken word posts do, without fail.
    Beautiful words, spoken beautifully x

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  25. It was definitely uncomfortable to do :) You did a great job - thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the day when we will be reunited with our little ones...

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thank you!

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