Day Two: Heart

Owen heart

I took this in August when I was photographing my Baby Loss Before and After and ended up not using it, which I felt sad about because I wanted to show off Owen’s heart. What a perfect opportunity!

Soon after Owen died, I got this heart made by A Heart to Hold. It was made in honor of another lost son and gifted to us, and it weighs 7 pounds, 14 ounces–Owen’s birth weight. I love holding it, especially when I am feeling particularly empty-armed.

Today’s prompt was also inspired by E.E. Cummings poem “i carry your heart with me.” I (attempted) to read this Owen’s memorial service so it is especially near to my heart. Owen is gone from this world, but I carry him every day in my heart and in my mind. I am honored to do it but desperately sad that I must.

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