Friday, March 19, 2010

My Butterfly, by Kimberly de Montbrun

I long to feel the soft weight of you
to welcome you home, with kisses
on silky round cheeks.

Instead my arms ache with the
weight of your absence,
the empty places that were meant for you
to grow into.

My love for you will last an eternity.
My hopes and dreams now carried
on the fragile wings of each butterfly passing
compelling me to pause,
to savor each moment,

each flutter in my heart,
your wings.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tax Questions

My daughter was a live birth, but did not receive a social security card. I want to claim her on my taxes. Anyone know if federally I can? I know our oh, so humanistic federal government does not recognize stillborn children as "children" but, thanks to Joan Cacciatore, Az State does. Does the federal govt. recognize live births that were taken too soon? It's not about the money. It's about not wanting to fill out a legal form asking me about my children and not being able to include another one. It's so painful. Her life had changed mine more than my living children's have so far, but to so many in the world, she doesn't count. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Claire's Funeral - Posted on the 8 Month Anniversary of her Birth and Death

I realize that I have not posted pics of Claire's funeral... I have always wanted to but avoid it for some reason. I think it is touching to see my mother in law, who passed away 2 months later, in the pics, trying to offer support when she was physically in pain. I'm also overwhelmed with pics of my daughtor, so small, participating in such a sad sad day.