Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remembering A Dear Friend's Baby

On this day, seven years ago, a baby was born. Three short days later, he died.

Today, like many days, I remember him.

At his funeral, one of his aunts read this excerpt from The Little Prince by
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... you, only you, will have stars that can laugh!

When I look at the night sky, I see you shining in the stars, sweet boy. I see your bright light and your sparkle. I wish we'd had more time together. Please continue to shine for us. Your mom and dad, your sister and brothers miss you. Your whole family misses you. I miss you.

Thank you for the laughing stars.


Aging Mommy said...

Oh Denise, I did not know this. Your post is beautiful, I am sure that laughing star is smiling right down at you as you remember today.

erica said...

I know he is shining his love right now... beautiful post.

MaFerron said...

I will be thinking of all of you and them

Liz said...
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Anonymous said...

Many many hugs for you today.

Denise said...

Everyone...thank you for your kind words. I just want to clarify: this was not my son. This sweet boy was the son of some very dear friends.

Karen Kaye said...

That was beautiful. It made me happy to read it. Thank you.

Scott said...

There's a special place in a park honoring this lost child. A plaque in the park reads, "Life's journey includes joy and sorrow. Share the journey and treasure the gift of love."