Memories by Louise Prioleau
As you rest in your eternal sleep.
Memories of your heart beating its sound,
Until that moment, it could not be found.
If my heart could beat for you,
You would not lie there with that shade of blue.
The doctors and nurses did all they could
And I obtained prenatal care as I should.
Memories I can't erase,
Of your sweet and lovely face.
Memories of joy I felt,
As I held you close to my breast,
Your lifeless body in my arms,
As to protect you from further harm.
The unfortuante fact is that you've died,
Despite all efforts that were tried.
Cried, I did to no avail,
Your journey was over before the sail.
Get well wishes and sympathy greetings,
Flowers, phone calls and silent meetings
All expressed from the heart
Their sympathies to the void of your depart.
Yes, memories are mine to keep,
But, I did not get to rock you to sleep.
If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again.~Author Unknown
What's sad is NO ONE in my family even aknowledged the day. My mother called (and she and I talk about my girls a lot) but she said not a word about the day. I felt like the only ones that remembered were me and Jimmy. I prefer people to talk to me about them. Ask me questions. Anything. It helps me to talk about them. I held everything in until late evening, when we decided to listen to music because the kids all love to dance. A song came on called 'Lonely Day' by System of a Down. I broke down in Jimmy's arms crying through the whole song and a few minutes afterwards. Thankfully the kids were occupied and didn't notice. Except for Jackson who crawled to us, pulled himself up and hugged us. We both looked down at him and Jimmy says, "He was worth it." And he's right. if Pheobe and Audrey hadn't died, we would NOT have Jackson.