Their Sweethearts and Their Darlings By Mary Jane Hurley Brant In Honor of Mothers Finding Meaning Again Nov. 28, 2019 The moon sighed The day they died Their sweethearts And their darlings The breezes fair Mothers touched their hair Their sweethearts And their darlings Their looks forlorn For loved children born […]
grieving for a child
Marathon Nathan and Heather had a baby with Trisomy 18, or Edwards’ Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality, which is terminal. They were told to plan for her funeral when they went to have her in the hospital. They did not think she would live till her birth. Olivia did live. She defied what the doctors said.
CRY Written, performed, recorded, produced by Nathan Peterson Editor’s Note: This is the second of three songs we will be publishing by Nathan Peterson. In case you missed the last one, you can access it here: https://blog.aftertalk.com/olivia/ Olivia passed away at 14 months from Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ Syndrome. “One night shortly after
Olivia: Grieving for a Child Editor’s Note: this is one of three songs by Nathan Peterson we will be publishing. We believe they are profoundly moving, especially for those who have experienced the loss of a child Nathan and Heather had a baby with Trisomy 18, also called Edwards Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder, which is
by Chanel Brenner I sat across from him, shooting his portrait with my phone. His charcoal sweatshirt faded into the dark booth. He played tic-tac-toe in the dim light. I should have known something was wrong, when he scribbled his X’s and O’s like a toddler— should have known his