Marking what we have chosen would have been baby Caitlin’s birth day.
Wanting to plead and bargain and cry and fucking ROAR.
So fucking raw.
Not understanding the lesson the universe wanted to teach us.
Wondering if we somehow didn’t want it enough – want her enough.
And through it all, knowing that none of it can ever make a difference – can give us what never was, can change what is.
And so with aching hearts we say happy birth-day, Caitlin. And we’ll miss you – always.
Fly free, sweet one.
A word or two about Journeys in Parenting; a responsive parenting community
Emilie is a Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and was a paediatric speech and language therapist in her former life. She provides support and coaching for parents via the Journeys in Parenting community. Emilie lives in Berkshire in the UK with her husband and 3 children.
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