Thursday, July 12, 2012

Love is Treasure

Last month our precious Annabelle passed in utero after surviving 28 week despite severe heart defects. Her heart was growing outside her body and she had only one ventricle. I love her dearly and miss her tremendously.

This week I read a novel by Jeanette Winterson called The Stone Gods and was touched by the following passage:

“What do you think love is, Billie?” 

“Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s recognition, perhaps discovery, sometimes it’s sacrifice, always it’s treasure. It’s a journey on foot to another place.”

Leo built a gorgeous casket for Annabelle out of canary wood. I am told that at the funeral more than one little boy asked his mother, "What's in the treasure box?"

Annabelle truly is a treasure.

Photo Credit:  Anne-Marie Bouchard   

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these tender thoughts and the beautiful photos of Anabelle's "treasure box". My heart is with you.