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Emily’s Day

Emily is four today. Four; I could be the mama of a four year old. I hope that she is having a beautiful four year old birthday. Grief, mourning. They come in so many different forms and are experienced so differently by each of us. I have found that few know how to...

Happy Birthday

Dear Emily, Today is your third birthday and you have been on my mind a lot today. I never met you but I waited for you oh so eagerly. I fell in love with you the instant that I heard your story. I longed for this day three years ago, the day that I would hold you in...

Teardrops

Their birthdays are ironically close together. Perhaps this is why I rarely think of one without the other. One, carried beneath my heart for too short of a time. The other, the daughter of my heart. I think of them at random times, like this morning in the shower...