Never a day goes by we don’t think of you,
Never a night goes by we don’t hold you,
Never a season changes we don’t love you,
As long as we live we will remember you.
~The Compassionate Friends
Pages into my journal were poem after poem. The words on a card I picked up.
Life was going to be so good with you
We happily anticipated your coming
We so looked forward to your laughs
and cries, even your dirty diapers.
We were going to buy a rocking chair
So we could lullaby you to sleep
Your crib was bought and set up
months in advance.
You were expected.
You were wanted.
Your every move was noticed.
But then your movements ceased
Why were you so still?
Your body was there inside me
But your life had slipped away
You had not arrived before you were gone.
The shock, the tears, the intense sadness
We hold your precious little body in our arms
You have your father’s face
You are so delicate, so fragile.
We are scared, and lonely, and empty
We miss you so.
Goodbye sweet baby
We will never know the way you were to be
We never saw your smile or the color of your eyes
There was no reason
We needed you so.
~by Linda Lawson Draper, in memory of Bradford Aaron Draper
Journaling can be a beautiful companion and comfort when you’re grieving.
Prompts & Ideas
- Write down the poems and quotes that speak to you.
- Write lyrics to songs that touch your core, maybe it’s the entire song, maybe it’s just a line, or simply the chorus.
- Write your own poem and song.
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