Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies

Show and Tell

September 7, 2008 — 2:13 pm

Last night I lit a candle – it burned until I fell asleep

Last night I hugged my husband, and took a photo with a sheep

This morning I cut a flower, the last one our rosebush gave

We took it to the cemetary and placed it on Devin’s grave

I dusted off the other markers, many babies’ names to find

Then we turned and walked away, and left our son behind.

26 responses to “Show and Tell”

  1. luna says:

    I love the picture of you and your hub with the little sheep. there is so much beauty there.

  2. Kel says:

    I agree, much beauty. And tears. Love you guys.

  3. Mel says:

    Beauty, but a lot of sniffling over here.

  4. Jess says:

    Very touching. *hugs*

  5. Monica H says:

    So very beautiful and sad.

    I’ve never seen cemetery markers like that. Are those permanent?

  6. Nat says:

    Monica – No, those are temporary markers until either they put a numbered stone down, or until we (or whomever the parent is) purchases a granite marker. We’re getting a granite one made. Or will. Someday.

  7. Becky says:

    Beautiful and heartbreaking.

  8. tash says:

    Very beautiful. And very haunting. I’m so sorry our show&tells need to be this way.

  9. What a beautiful and heartbreaking poem. I can’t imagine what the past six months have been like for you, but I give you credit for surviving what must surely be the worst time in your lives. Thank you for sharing such a personal time in your show and tell. Praying for your healing and peace.

  10. Michell says:

    Beautiful pictures. I’m so sorry for the reason behind them.

  11. Stephanie says:

    That is so touching, beautiful photos, and words. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

  12. Courtney says:

    Beautiful…and very touching. Thank you for sharing these pictures today.

  13. Astral says:

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing such intimate moments with us.

  14. KC says:

    yes, very haunting. your words. cut right through. our baby boy’s birthday is approaching too.

  15. Suzanna Catherine says:

    What a touching poem. The photos are beautiful. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  16. Manda says:

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be to turn and walk back to the car. You are so SO strong. Thanks so much for baring your soul for us.

  17. Kristin says:

    How poignant. I am so sorry for your loss but it is a beautiful tribute.

  18. Leigh says:

    *wipes tears* beautiful, nat.

  19. Malky B. says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost a baby at 36 weeks, 10 years ago. It gets easier but the pain never goes away. Beautiful pictures.

  20. Emerald Rose says:

    WOW! I have no words at this moment *hugs*

  21. Beth says:

    Looking at your picture – you and your husband – is so beautiful… two people who love one another and make great parents. Thank you for sharing that and reminding all of us how precious life is…

  22. Raychel says:

    I don’t really have words. I am still so sad for you and Den. It shouldn’t be this way.

  23. Me says:

    Thank you for sharing such an emotionally heart wrenching experience with all of us. We are honored.

  24. amber says:

    Perhaps one of the most saddest, yet beautiful things Ive ever seen and read. As you’ve been from the moment I read your blog, you are an amazingly strong woman. (sniff sniff)
    *hugs*
    Amber

  25. j says:

    so beautiful.