Three months ago today our babies were born.
They were four months too early.
It all still seems so unreal, so surreal.
The day they were born was definitely the most difficult day of my life.
It was also the most beautiful.
I became a mother.
My husband a father.
There have been a lot of ups and downs since then but with each passing day I have found even more beauty in that day. You don't always recognize compassion, caring and love when you see it the first time in somebody you don't really know. But we were blessed with some of the most caring nurses I have ever met, an understanding doctor and a very young social worker who did her best to walk us through some very difficult decisions. She left us with a booklet to read through, things we might want to consider. Funeral arrangements, announcements, ways to deal with grief, etc.
I remember my first reaction. No way was I going to send out "blank" announcements - I still can't use the term that was in the book, suffice to say it is opposite of what new parents should be sending out.
My babies were BORN that day!
That will always be how I remember and celebrate that day.
As their Birth Day.
Strangely, I wrote the words for the seed packet
the first week we were home.
The card followed shortly after.
We designed a card,
printed, cut and folded it ourselves.
We chose seeds and filled packets.
It's taken awhile to build up the strength to send them.
And we'd like to send one to you.
Your words and thoughts have been shared
and received with love and appreciation.
You have all given us so much support.
If you will drop me a quick line with your mailing address
I would be so happy to put a card and seed packet in the mail for you.
It is a comforting thought to know that Saskia & Arne
might be playing at your house,
in your garden
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