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.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Lucky One
On February 8, 2002 He asked me to marry him. The next day he included this in his daily note to me: "I'm a lucky guy. Most guys don't even get to date a girl like you, but I get to marry you."