I love my daughter,
I'll always miss her.
The "old me" is not going to come back,
My daughter's life and death have changed me.
You don't have to fix me,
I am at peace with missing my daughter.
Mentioning Ariella's name is not going to upset me,
It's going to make me smile that you acknowledge her.
How much you take pride in your children,
I am no different to you.
A subsequent pregnancy does not take away the sadness of our daughter's death,
We rejoice over this baby while still grieving the death of our first.
This baby is not going to "fix" us,
We will always be aware of what we missed with our first baby.
I am not going to get over our daughter's death,
I will get through it, but I'll always miss her because I will always love her.
|Day 3 of Capture Your Grief: Myths|