A Song for Daniel, Stillborn by Jean Felice Eilbert (his mother)
When I held you in my arms that day Born so still, born anyway How was I to know to say goodbye? No one knew just what to do Except tell me I'd get over you As if forgetting makes it all untrue -- a lie
But I remember to remember I can't forget just to forget Your memories are a part of me Connecting me to what comes next.
And even after all this while I think of you, sometimes I smile Memories of my unknown child, fade slow. I've held you in my heart each day Life so short, life anyway Memories are meant to say hello.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
It's My Birthday (and I'll Cry If I Want To)
(Dec. 1998 - the oldest pic I can find of us together, before we started dating.)
I met this dude on my 18th birthday. He eventually convinced me to go out with him. (It only took 5 years) and then, one day, we got married. I miss him. Happy Birthday to me.