Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I'll Love You Forever
I never anticipated that I would love The Great Gatsby, but there's something achingly beautiful about a book that acknowledges our need to move toward the future while often and unexpectedly being drawn to the past. And while it's true that dwelling creates an unhealthy emotional environment for the dweller, it is also true that remembering can sometimes soothe the dull ache grief hollows in our hearts.
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Today so many of us are grateful that we had the capability to "beat on" but we will never forget what was and what might have been. We whisper names that were never written. We look at children living and wonder what similarities and differences would be obvious at this point.
And while I've been blessed to hold two in my arms, I cradled three in my womb.
We never forget, but today we remember aloud those who are missing and the continual ache that comes from that absence.
And just as much as I mean it for my living children, I also mean it for the one I never had the chance to hold: I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always.