Susan's Blog

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Here is a blog many of you already know about, but which I have only just discovered. What great timing for me, though. Vicki has such a deft and dignified prose; a lovely way of handling the huge and also the delicate, the excruciating and the delightful moments in her life. Her precious son Evan is gone, and all I can do is read about him and try to grasp how much he shaped and colored the lives of all around him. I have felt a lot of comfort and connection from reading this blog and I just wanted to share it today.


Just read the 7/31 entry, and am shaking.

— added by Someone Said on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I found Vickie when Evan passed…her strength and courage and grace move me in ways I can’t describe. Her Evan was a gift to the world.

— added by Osh on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm

I had read the “Mother at the Swing” and realized I’ve been on both sides of that swing. I still can’t believe that it can happen so quick like that.

I don’t know what I would do in her shoes.

— added by Michael's Mom on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Vicki F. is wonderful. Many hearts broke upon hearing the news. Many kids got an extra tight hug.


— added by Kim Rossi Stagliano on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

OMG- I read her stuff on literary mama and bookmarked it to check back periodically. I had no idea that her beautiful son died- I am really sad to hear that.

— added by Anonymous on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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