I can still remember the first time our eyes connected, and her pain seared into the marrow of my bones. Yet, even in that excruciating moment, so did the love.
Her pain was deep and unspeakable. Her love was deep and unspeakable.
The pain consumed every waking thought. So did the love.
I suppose today, and three beautiful rainbow children later, she might say that, now, the love is bigger than the pain- most days. Still, they are two sides of the same coin: love and pain. Life without Blake will never be as beautiful as if it would were he here. Of course.
And so yesterday, with a Kindness Project card in hand, Blake showed up in the world, in the realm of both the love and the pain, as the MISS Foundation community remembers him. And I will never forget.
This is for Katie and Blake and all the mothers and fathers and their children, gone far too soon.