Tuesday, May 5, 2009

like a heart

secret valentineHas it ever occurred to you that a heart looks nothing like, you know, a heart? Here are a few (not especially persuasive) theories why that might be.

And, because there's a flickr group for just about everything, I knew that, if I looked, I would find one consisting solely of fortuitous hearts.

Finally, as I mentioned, this weekend, I'm going on walk in memory of lost children. If there's a baby or babies that you hold only in your heart and would like to have remembered at the walk, please leave their names and dates in the comments.

39 comments:

Quadelle said...

I'm not sure if you're including miscarriages, but if you are... Riv G, 21 July 2005.

Thank you.

Amanda said...

I'd love it if you remembered Zachary, who died on April 26, 2007.

Kymberli said...

Because I know she won't see this, I leave the names of LAMB.

frumiousb said...

Please think of Sophie, who died on December 23, 2006.

Caro said...

No names, but it's great that you're doing this.

Mayberry said...

Simon, died 1/17/09. Thank you.

Donna said...

Ellie - 1/24/08

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Emma July 1994
allypally

Magpie said...

Sigh.

No name, no date, just a fleeting promise.

Janice said...

If you could-
My dearly departed David died October 26th, 2005
Thanks Mama

Becky said...

Thank you for walking for our babies.

If you wouldn't mind remembering Dylan (who will be 3 on Friday!) born still May 8, 2006 and Riley born still December 26, 2006.

Jennie said...

Please remember Zoey and Gus, born and died March 22, 2009.

Thank you.

Christine said...

xoxoxoxo

Kristin said...

Brigitte Kelly

Adam Michael Siep

my 8 babies that never made it to this world

Sue said...

Joshua and Jacob.

Thank you, Niobe.

Anonymous said...

What an enormous gift. Thank you.

My daughter's name was Isobel. She was born and died 10/2/07.

Monica H said...

Sam- 8/15/2006
Jack- 2/21/2007

Thank you Niobe. I'll be thinking of your girls this weekend too.

Melissa said...

Logan... March 13, 2004

Tash said...

It would completely swell my little black heart to know your little black heart included Maddy, 2/12-2/18/07.

Hope's Mama said...

Hope. Died August 18, 2008. Born still 19 August, 2008.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Justin ~ my baby brother who lived for two days, when I was five.

Stephanie ~ my daisy girl, my firstborn child, who died in her sleep, an unbearably long time ago.

River-Rose ~ my living daughter's twin, who died at twenty weeks' gestation.

The Butterfly Cloud ~ my miscarried babies, seven, in all.

Thank you, Niobe. I am not sure that I could do such a walk.

~ Ellie

Anonymous said...

Piper Joy, born Dec. 21, 1985, died Dec. 30, 1985. Always in our hearts.

Angel Mom said...

Thank you, Niobe.

Sydney Grace 9/17-9/22/00
Riley 1/17/05

Anonymous said...

Please remember my cousin's baby Nora, 2/28/07. Thank you.

Joy said...

Please include the Wanderer, 11/18/07, for me. Thank you.

Rory said...

She never got a name but I have loved her and missed her since Apr. 7/04.
Thank you for doing this.

pbugsmommy said...

How very thoughtful, Niobe. Thank you for remembering my nieces, Brandalyn Faith, born July 3, 2007, with us for three hours and Savanna Hope, born May 17, earned her angel wings May 23, 2008.

daFury said...

Maggie - 4/28/09

Sarah said...

A very kind thing to ask! For my mama - Sharon Abagail, born and died Sept 12, 1979. I remember feeling her kick in mom's tummy, and how impossibly tiny her casket was, even to my 5 year old perception.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Please remember Dana Catherine, lost 8/12/04.

Thank you for your kindness, Niobe.

Anonymous said...

Nathaniel, June 22, 2007. Thank you.

B said...

My little Maya would be turning 3 on May 16th.

Thank you

tear.

B

calliope said...

just reading the names here and hurting for all of the loss.

Furrow said...

Much love to you and all the other hurting mamas this weekend.

caitsmom said...

Please remember Caitlin Anne. Thank you.

and thanks for the hearts. Peace.

Carly Marie said...

My little Christian - Born sleeping on Australia Day 2007

Thank you Niobe for your caring and remembering heart x

Anonymous said...

I am Maggie'sister in law; I can't believe you are doing this; my little girl who would have been 16 yrs old THIS month I think would have been named Sonya. My heart and body still yearns for this child and this body. Thank you for thinking of little Sonya.
Liz

Rach said...

Alice Buttons - born 10th September and died 11th September 2008.

Thank you, you sweet woman.

kay said...

My Precious Nicholas, born into heaven 28th April 1994.
Thank you Niobe, you are so thoughtful & caring, our babies in heaven are all so precious. xxxx