23 December 2009

December 23,
A day of joy and infamy
Jody and Adrian
Welcome Jasmine Mackenzie
But also mourn the loss
Of her twin, Tegan Rose.

I remember when I first heard their news
Twins!!! How exciting!!!
Knowing how proximity in age
Alone could make sisters close

Just like Deb and Barb,
Jodes and Tan,

I was delighted to think
That twins would be
An adventure indeed!

So, I am sad for my beautiful cousin,
And her wonderfully loving husband,
That Dec 23 provides such a mixed memory.
Yet I am also so happy for them!

It is a strange way to feel…
Sad on the one hand…
Joyous on another…

I can only imagine what such dichotomy
Must feel like for Jodes and Ados
In a hospital, so grateful for Jasmine,
But bereft without their baby, Tegan Rose.

And so, small though it may seem,
I wanted to write of these feelings
And my wishes for their swift healing,
But not without the necessary grief,
For that too is critical for long-term relief.

Just take each day as it must be taken,
Do not feel you are alone, even heartbroken,
We feel your pain, and sincerely empathise,
We offer much more than platitudes and denial.

Just as you strengthened from the pain of
The previous miscarriage, so too do I believe
That if you let yourselves find joy while you grieve,
Your loving bonds will tighten and your family will
Do so much more than survive.
You will thrive!

23 December 2009


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Written for my cousin Jody on 23 December 2009

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