Monday, April 23, 2012

My Butterfly

I long to feel the soft weight of you
to welcome you home, with kisses
on silky round cheeks
Instead my arms ache with the
weight of your absence,
the empty places that were meant for you
to grow into.
My love for you will last an eternity.
My hopes and dreams now carried
on the fragile wings of each butterfly passing
compelling me to pause,
to savor each moment,
each flutter in my heart-
your wings.


  1. I am here from FF, I just wanted to tell you I read Caroline's story and I am heart broken by your loss. I too struggle with not having advocating for my son hard enough with my OB.

    As a result he died from complications of pre-eclampsia 33 1/2 hours after he was born. He was full term and perfect in every way. I miss him...a lot.

    Take care, and know that I am here listening.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am so very sorry for your loss as well. I hope that you are finding peace as time goes on. We will never forget our sweet babies. Much love to you.


  3. Hi Diana,

    I just read your story, and was deeply touched.

    I am of Mexican descent, and in Mexico, we celebrate mother's day on May 10. I know this is going to be a difficult day for you, but I wanted to assure you that in the 9 months that you housed, cared, and loved your baby, you gave her more than a lot of people experience in their lifetime. Believe me, she experienced tenderness, warmth, laughter, and most of all Love.

    Happy Mother's day, I truly wish you the best.