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#61 of 127 Old 07-24-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Calliope is so beautiful. She looks like a sleeping angel, and I'm so sorry that your time to enjoy her was cut so short. I'm in tears right now, and I'm praying that you will have what you need during this time.
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My heart breaks for you. She is beautiful. I can't even imagine the pain you feel.

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I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
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I wish I had words to make you feel better. I'm so sorry. She just looks so beautiful in that picture. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Calliope is so beautiful. We lost our Chloe two days after you due to placental abruption. I've been shy about posting her picture although it is on my computer and in our office where we see it all the time.

Chloe's dad Michael wrote this after her birth and asked me to send it to you.



God's Garden


We look to the heavens in prayer for our little ones

Might be held safe under the wings of angels.

Too, shed a tear in hope as we know

Jesus loves all children.

And I shall walk through this garden,

I shall take it all in and behold its beauty,

And, I pause in a moment of silence as I kneel in

Heaven's garden.

I see my little angel at play as I close mine eyes.

I see her running, and she spreads her wings,

Taken flight on the wings of an angel.

I see for now, all, as it shall remain and carry forth

I will pause and watch closely as my little angel dances

With the fireflies in the peace of night.

I shall walk amongst the words carved in stone

And reflect,

I shall take joy as I pause, closing mine eyes, and I watch my dear

Little angel play in God's garden…


For: Chloe


Michael Shawn Groseclose


Copyright 2007 Michael Shawn Groseclose/A wall in the sand. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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Thank you for letting me read your husband's poem, it is beautiful. Makes me cry but in a good way. I am so sorry about your little Chloe.

I remember posts of proudhsmommy's Ruby at her funeral and thinking how lovely the pictures turned out. I was a bit hesitant to post her picture at first but my husband was the one who convinced me. He said that it doesn't matter what others think if it makes us feel better. And sharing how beautiful she is made us feel good. Because even though she isn't with me right now doesn't mean that I'm not a proud mother. I also had wallets made for the two of us so that we can carry her picture around with us and look anytime we want.

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Thank you for letting me read your husband's poem, it is beautiful. Makes me cry but in a good way. I am so sorry about your little Chloe.

I remember posts of proudhsmommy's Ruby at her funeral and thinking how lovely the pictures turned out. I was a bit hesitant to post her picture at first but my husband was the one who convinced me. He said that it doesn't matter what others think if it makes us feel better. And sharing how beautiful she is made us feel good. Because even though she isn't with me right now doesn't mean that I'm not a proud mother. I also had wallets made for the two of us so that we can carry her picture around with us and look anytime we want.
Your post gave me chills and made me tear up. She is so gorgeous and perfect. I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby girl.

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I'm so sorry.

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Oh, mama, she is beautiful. My heart is in my throat. I clicked on the link to her picture and when her picture came up, I just couldn't help it, my mouth opened and I said, "Oh, oh, oh, oh..." over and over. What an overwhelming photo, so sad to know that you don't get to hold her in your arms, so grateful to be visited by such a precious baby girl.

My heart breaks for you.

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I am so sorry for your loss. She is beautiful.
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your baby is very beautiful and special, thank you for sharing her with us.

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.

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I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful, sweet baby. It was an honor to see her photo.
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What a beautiful sweetie. I'm so, so sorry for your loss and am honored that I was able to see the photo of Calliope. Please take good care.
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I am so sorry. I can't even begin to imagine your loss. She is so beautiful . . . thank you for sharing her lovely portrait.


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Oh, mama, she is so beautiful and perfect. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. :
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Your baby is beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us.
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I am so, so sorry for your loss. She is absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing her with us. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family and if you ever need someone to talk to I am here. Remember that even death cannot break the ties of motherhood, just because she is not with you in human form does not mean she is not with you in spirit. Sending love and light your way.

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Oh, what a pretty baby! She's beautiful, mama. I'm so sorry you lost her. :

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What a sweet sweet baby... my heart breaks for you. I'm just so sorry for your tragic loss

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I am so sorry She is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing her with us. :

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Thank you for letting me read your husband's poem, it is beautiful. Makes me cry but in a good way. I am so sorry about your little Chloe.

I remember posts of proudhsmommy's Ruby at her funeral and thinking how lovely the pictures turned out. I was a bit hesitant to post her picture at first but my husband was the one who convinced me. He said that it doesn't matter what others think if it makes us feel better. And sharing how beautiful she is made us feel good. Because even though she isn't with me right now doesn't mean that I'm not a proud mother. I also had wallets made for the two of us so that we can carry her picture around with us and look anytime we want.
Honestly....I am honored that you shared her with us.

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Just found out about this. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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My heart ached at the perfect beauty in her photo. Thank you so much for sharing her with us all. You are in my prayers.
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Oh my love, I am so sorry for your immense loss. You are in my heart and prayers. Thank you for sharing your sweet angel with us... she is precious beyond words.

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I am so so sorry for your incredible loss. What a beautiful little girl. My heart breaks that she is gone.
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Oh, apecaut, this is heartbreaking news. I'll keep you and your family and your beautiful angel Calliope in my prayers. May you find peace and healing. Sending you lots of love,
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I just wanted to check in here to let everyone know that our family is doing well. We are healing and are thankful for everyone's kind words. And to all who noticed, yes, I think Calliope is beautiful too

As time passes it all gets easier. I feel like I am moving on but somedays I am not sure I want to, ykwim? Kind of like I am leaving her behind. On those days I look at her pictures a lot and smell the little hat we had on her head before we decided her hair looked too nice to cover up. Today I even pulled out my old locket and put her picture facing my other dd. I like feeling her a bit closer to me when I walk around wearing my necklace.

I am so grateful to everyone here at mdc, especially in the Pregnancy and Birth Loss forum. Funny how I never even noticed that there was such a forum, huh? I've even had 3 pregnancies with the 2nd a m/c and Calliope's stillbirth the 3rd. I don't know why I never noticed, not even after my m/c. Maybe I noticed but wasn't ready for it. I can't really remember.... Or I just didn't want to acknowledge it until I needed something after Calliope's death. I spend a lot of time over there. I don't post a ton but I am there reading everything. It is very cathartic and I see so much support from other moms and dads who have gone through the exact same experience. Thank you to you all for helping me.

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She is beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss. I am glad that you're feeling a bit better. It's so hard to move forward and not back.
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Calliope is so beautiful. That photo is very touching. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I'm glad you're finding some support here on these boards. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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