12 April 2008

What if you could...

What if someone told you that you could see what your child, though dead, would look like at 2 years old, at 5 years old, at 8 years old, at 12 years old, at 18 years old. Would you do it? If all you had was a picture of your baby at birth and her eyes were closed and you never saw her grow and you never saw her blink and you never saw her climb a tree or ride a bike or run on the soccer field or chase her brother and sister but you saw her lying, unmoving, would you want to know what she might have looked like? Would you want to see her with eyes staring at you, with hair falling over her shoulders, with lips curled up into a smile. Would you? What if you could? Would you do it? Or would you sit around too frightened by what the possibilities could have been...

1 comment:

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

I so want to see...Chey's progression knocked me out. I have glimpses in dreams -- seen Kota now as a 3 year old and adult of various ages in my dreams. It's wild. Heart aching. But wonderful in a way -- like in the 3 year old dream, I could *smell* the top of his head. That was stunning...
anyway...
xoxo
me