Yesterday was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rememberance Day. And although I don't need a specific day to remember my sweet daughter (I think of her every day), it's still nice sometimes to honor these days with some special thoughts. And I thought I would share them with you today.
It's been over 2 1/2 years since we lost our little Danica. Where does the time go? I can still feel the weight of her in my arms, and smell her sweet smell as if it was only yesterday. Loosing a child is probably the most painful thing one can ever experience. I've been through alot of loss in my life (including my dad and a brother), but nothing compares to the pain of losing a child.
It took us 20 months to conceive her after our first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. So when we saw those two pink lines on the pregancy test back in September 2006 we were over the moon. Little did we know then, about the pain we were going to face.
Danica was born at only 29 weeks, on March 21st, 2007 (her Daddy's Birthday)! But there were many complications with her birth, and unfortunately we only had 5 short hours with her. But those were the BEST 5 hours of my life, and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I feel very blessed to have had our sweet girl in my life -- she changed me in so many ways and taught me so much in such a short amount of time. Who knew such a little person could make such a big impact?
We love & miss you sweetheart!
A person's a person, no matter how small. ~Horton Hears a Hoo (Dr. Seuss)