Bittersweet

My favorite part of the nursery is a small reminder to Bennett (and our family) that he is always loved and looked after. "What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
By Erin:  My favorite part of the nursery is a small reminder to Bennett (and our family) that he is always loved and looked after. “What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

The sweet is ever so sweet. As my daughter Erin,  approaches her due date. I am so eager to meet my second grandson, Bennett. He will have such fun with older brother Jackson and all of his wonderful cousins. However, I want to take a moment to remember the twins who were lost earlier in her pregnancy.  One week she was told the heartbeats of all the babies was strong. The next week she was met with the grim news that the twin’s had no heartbeat.   From the time we learned of her pregnancy with triplets and saw the initial sonogram pic we all fell in love. We dreamed of the three with brother Jackson.  We are blessed that Bennett survived and we are praying that he will be happy and healthy. But we have not forgotten the two who are not with us an are sure they are guardian angels watching over us.

I am so proud of Erin for all she has endured. This has been a very difficult pregnancy.  I am also proud of her writing skills. She was able to put her emotions to paper in this poem:

By Erin Hammond Parker:

I carried you so carefully

I kept you close at heart

I fell in love so deep and pure

Never thinking we would part

In my dreams I heard your laughs

I held you in my arms

I knew that I would do anything

To keep you out of harm

But two so rare and beautiful

Aren’t meant for Earthly things

Before they even take a breath

They are given Angel Wings

Here on Earth I will miss you

I’ll always wish you could have stayed

But I will tell your story

And the difference that you made

Babies, I’ll always love you

With every piece of my broken heart

But I know it’s not forever

This time that we’re apart

We will meet again in heaven

I will take you in my arms

I’ll finally get to tell you

Just how Beautiful you are

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