Slice of Life Day 11 SOL19
So I’ve been debating what to write today while looking through our last lot of family photos taken 14 months ago by a wonderful professional photographer friend and yes, I feel it’s time….
That day the photos were taken would have been Lucy and Emma’s fourth birthday, so our daughters made a cake and bought balloons with their names on. After the photo shoot we let them go together in memory of those little girls, even though two of our grandsons were quite concerned about how those balloons might affect the environment.
Lucy and Emma were born premature at 21 weeks and could not be saved. They lived for a matter of minutes each. For so many weeks I was so thrilled at the thought of having twin grandchildren. We were half a world away, on holiday with our three daughters when we got the message from our son that it wasn’t going to be….
For a long time I used to think about them almost every day and I cried a lot. I was only their grandparent and I can’t imagine how our son and daughter-in-law suffered….I can’t fathom losing one, let alone two children at once. My son is not a ‘tattoo’ type of guy, but he felt he should have their names tattooed on his arm. I think it’s a fitting tribute to them.
They now have two more lively and adorable grandsons…. but Lucy and Emma… nothing quite fills that hole in my heart. Miss you both!