For some reason, when I think of Avery and Sophie, I never have pictured them as babies. In my mind, they have always been sturdy little toddlers – brown eyes, curly hair … running around getting into mischief. I don’t know why, but right from the start, this is the picture I have of them.
I don’t know where the time has gone, but Kai is now all of these things. Somehow in the last months, his babyhood has slipped away … he is a full-blown toddler these days. Sturdy, with brown eyes and curly hair, he is into mischief all the time.
It’s a bit bizarre that he brings to life the images I have in my head of them. It is so bittersweet. In many ways, I feel like I get to experience a little of what I lost … but it others, it brings to life exactly what all we will never have.
It just reinforces the fact that grief never disappears … it simply morphs into different forms.