Another year has passed, my love, and I miss you all the same. I don't have to close my eyes to envision you because I see you everywhere. I see you in the way I love your Daddy. I see you in your baby sister. I see you in the way the waves kiss our toes. You must know, you live in my heart.
Your life shapes the way my heart interprets the world, my perspective and purpose while I remain here earth side.
I understand now that there is no reason for you have gone so soon. Your pain free life and sunny picnics must be beautiful. It took me a long time to feel the sunshine and the peace. Your brief yet important life gifts us all the big picture, the grand adventure and our mortality. We are meant to appreciate our circumstances and use what time we have wisely. We are to love hard, live hard, give unselfishly and eat all the donuts.
How I wish I could have held you forever in my arms. Let me tell you sweet, Piper Kai, that it is a privilege to be your mother. An absolute honor to be the one who grew and felt you live. Time inches forward but we haven't left you behind. We carry you, you see, you live in our hearts.
Rest easy darling. Until we meet again.
All my love,
Piper Kai Bennett
I will scream, sing and share her story may it be short. Our only child was born still at 36 weeks secondary to an umbilical cord accident. This is our journey about choosing life rather than existence.