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Posts tagged Letters to Lightning Bug

Before we bury you

Dear Lightning Bug, It has been over two weeks since I first held you in my arms, over four months too soon. Two weeks since we gave you your “real” name, Alexander Gregory.  Two weeks since we told you goodbye.   I am so sad that you aren’t with us, inside me anymore. Every doctor […]

Before the First Ultrasound

It is midnight the eve before I see you on the ultrasound screen for the first time. I am SO excited… and apparently pretty nervous too. I have been fighting physical symptoms of anxiety all weekend. I would much rather deal with pregnancy symptoms, if only because they are easier to explain.

Dear Lightning Bug

May 28, 2013   Dear Lightning Bug,   Three days have passed since I have learned I am your mommy. Precious little jelly-bean baby, how my heart lept with the surprise of that second pink line!  I don’t know if God told you before He sent you to me and Daddy, but I have prayed […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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