if only

My patient’s daughter said to me: “It seems like our love should be enough to save him. It feels so strong.” I got a bit teary-eyed at this. Yes, if only the strength of our love alone was powerful enough to keep the one we love safe. It feels like it should be enough, but it’s not.

If love alone were enough, Avalon and all of our lost babies would be here, with us. My love felt strong enough to topple kingdoms, to crush mountains, to implode the universe. In reality, it wasn’t even strong enough to save one tiny life.



Categories: baby loss

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s