Five-Year Olds

by Kathy on April 9, 2013 · 4 comments

in Abby, Birthdays, Grief, Loss, Love, Milestones, Molly, Siblings

Tonight after Abby’s dance class (for three-year olds) I heard one of her classmate’s care givers tell some other people that her classmate’s older sister (who was there) just celebrated her fifth birthday yesterday and what a big girl she is now. It was so bittersweet for me to think about Abby’s older sister Molly and how if she had lived she would be turning five this month too. ♥

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1 It Is What It Is April 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Awww, sweet Molly. How hard it must still be, the passing of these dates. My brother died 36 years ago and I still think of him on his birthday (4/5).

Abiding with you…
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2 Lori Lavender Luz April 9, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Abiding with you, as well.

Betty Jean Lifton wrote about our ghosts, specifically in adoption (the adoptive parents have the bio child they’ll never have, the birth parents have the ghost child they don’t raise, the adopted child has the ghost parent and all those ghost siblings that belong to his parents) but I think it’s an appropriate concept here, too. Molly was no ghost, but especially in times like this, the loss of her must feel almost palpable.
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3 lostintranslation April 10, 2013 at 6:49 am

(((hugs)))
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