Thursday, September 6, 2012

{to mourn an absence}

The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful some not. Still we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. 
Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?
Laura Bush


  1. Yes! Laura Bush is so spot-on in her description of that pain. It's awful.
    You're in my prayers all the time, Daniella.

  2. :-(
    She is right I have no idea what to say and sometimes I want to. I am sorry for my not saying something when I should have and for saying all the wrong things when I finally do. I am praying for you guys all the time.

  3. Tears. And hugs. And a few more tears. Love you.