Category: Reflections and Memories

Missing the Echo

When Autumn was born, suddenly there were echoes of her sisters surrounding me. Close parallels, repetitions, deja vus of the last two times I gave birth, with an intensely different outcome.  Or is Autumn the echo of those experiences? My body bleeds, shedding the…

Describe Family

I have words to describe my family members. Ger is steady, logical, my constant. Theo is inquisitive, my inventor, and always wants to please. Quentin is spunky, creative and determined. How do I describe the babies I never met? Generically, like precious or sweet?…

No Longer a Child

I always refer to this as my fifth pregnancy. Even on Father’s Day I thought the words “The father of all five of my children. Two at home, two we lost, and one still growing.”  Ger and I were taking last night and he…

Somewhere Only We Know

And if you have a minute why don’t we go Talk about it somewhere only we know? This could be the end of everything So why don’t we go Somewhere only we know? -Keane Father’s Day weekend. Mother’s Day was such a mixed assortment…

Teaching Hope

I was very reluctant to tell the kids about this pregnancy, though I knew it would become an inevitable necessity. They were joyful, and have been the entire time. Every once in awhile, I will get questions like “Is the baby still healthy?” Particularly…