Sunday, November 19, 2006

Just Knowing You Were Beneath the Same Sky

Thoughts about my son . . .

I never realized how hard it would be to be pregnant again. The last thing I can remember is singing to Brian, and writing him letters, and talking to him . . .and now he is gone. I don't know how to bond with this child yet. I love him/her . . .and I'm obviously thrilled to be blessed again with this life growing inside of me. . .but I just miss my son and I want him back. I still don't quite know how to move on from that. It also feels like self-preservation not to get too attached too soon, because I don't want to hurt like this again.

It's funny too, because other people don't seem to share the joy this time either. They are afraid to "act happy" now that we are pregnant again. One woman just flat-out ignored me the other day, like . . ."don't want to jinx her!" Others act like it's not real until the baby arrives. This doesn't make it any easier.

I found a song tonight, and I want to share the lyrics. Maybe that will give you a glimpse of how I'm feeling. A while back, I got a lot of comments from people saying that my posts were "too sad," or suggesting that maybe I should get counseling or go to a support group . . .basically, talk to people who understand, not us, because we want fun stuff and happy thoughts. So I mostly try to talk about the good things in my life, because there ARE good things, and many of them. But that doesn't mean that every single day that goes by, I don't miss my firstborn child, and wish he were a part of this world. It hurts every day, and so for now, I'm not going to lie about that.

Goodbye for Now
by Kathy Trocolli
I can't believe that you're really gone now.
Seems like it's all just a dream
How can it be that the world would go on
When something has died within me
Leaves will turn, my heart will burn
With colors of you
Snow will fall, but I'll recall your warmth
Summer wind, breathing in your memory
I'll miss you

But there will be a time
When I'll see your face
And I'll hear your voice
And there we will laugh again
And there will come a day
When I'll hold you close
No More tears to cry
'Cause we'll have forever
But I'll say Goodbye for now

I can't imagine my life without you
You held a place all your own
Just knowing you were beneath the same sky
Oh what a joy I have known
On rainy days, in many ways
You'll water my heart
On starry nights I'll glmipse the light of your smile
Never far from my heart

You'll stay with me
So I'll wait...for now

1 comment:

April said...

Hey, Amy... Well, you know that I don't KNOW or really understand how you are feeling, but I think that it is our jobs as friends to honor that and give you the space to feel it. And this blog is your house, you know. You invite us in, but we're free to enter the door or not. So write what you need to write, share and process what you need to. Those of us who are uncomfortable can deal with that -- I don't think it's fair to ask you to deal with our feelings, too. You know what I mean?
I also want you to know that I'm so INCREDIBLY happy for you -- but not in the fancy-free-and-happy-go-lucky sort of way. I know you are holding a thousand different feelings in your hearts at any given moment, but I am thankful for the hope that this baby represents. And incredibly happy about that.

Hang in there. You are all in my prayers!
Much love!