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July 8, 2010 at 5:47 am 3 comments

This was written by a Dad in Arkansas from the book, “This Little While”. It touched my heart with its truth.

Our baby was a gift to us and a great teacher.
We learned patience and compassion.
We were given a crash course in values –
things that once seemed so important
all at once became meaningless.

There was a new depth to our souls, our beings –
a learning
a wisdom
an understanding.

We would never be the same.
We had made decisions of monumental importance.
We had explained death to small children
with wide eyes and eager, pointed questions.

We ourselves had touched death –
death that came wrapped in a little blanket
with lambs and bunnies on it.
Death was not frightening,
it was soft and smelled of baby powder.

We discovered friends we never knew.
We discovered friends we thought were friends were not.
We learned we had to communicate with each other.
We learned we were very different
and exactly the same.

We learned how to let go and to go on.
All these things were taught to us by a teacher
who never spoke a word or taught a class
and who weighed exactly 7 pounds and 2 ounces


Entry filed under: Effexor, Infant Death, Infant loss, mothers act, Pregnacy, psychiatry, SSRI, Uncategorized.

Ex manus capere My Child’s Killer.

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christine  |  July 8, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful, and So Well Said!

    • 2. Betty  |  September 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      So sad and this was written from his/0r her heart,one can not know the sadness they went threw ,bless you both and may god keep his hands on you both. God Bless always, a Mother of a fine
      young man whom has Mental Ilness from Ohio. My fear is not over I live infear of the phone call I will get telling me that my baby boy is dead .

  • 3. Dianne Gray  |  July 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful, thank you.


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