A friend shared this poem with me today and I thought it was so fitting. Both because of how brief Brienna’s life was, but moreso because her life had such a profound impact on so many people …
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam,
And for a brief moment, its glory and beauty belong to our world.
But then it flies again and though we wish it could have stayed,
We feel lucky to have seen it.
I am beyond lucky to have known Brienna. I am lucky to have carried her with me for nine months and I am so lucky to be her mother. It boggles my mind to think she would be 14 months old today. I wonder what she’d look like, how she’d act. I wish I could catch a little glimpse of her in Heaven, just so I could know … I miss her so much, but I love her more. And despite the fact that she can’t be here, noone can take that away from me …