I’ll let you in on a little secret, my baby didn’t die.
My daughter died. She was just a baby at the time of death.
She might not have made it home but that doesn’t make her any less my daughter.
Her being just born doesn’t make it better.
It doesn’t make her death easier to swallow.
But that doesn’t stop people saying well at least you didn’t really know her
At least you didn’t have time to get attached
At least it wasn’t Rylee or Emmett
Let me make this perfectly clear to you
THERE IS NO AT LEAST,
My child is DEAD
She isn’t coming back.
And we are left here to deal with that.
We are left here without our daughter, not JUST a baby.
Because she is, was, and always will be more than just a baby.
She is my Annaleigh.
For the rest of my life I will wonder who she would have been..