Monday, August 31, 2009

Ten

It has be ten years since I became a mom. Ten years since I met Sam. Ten years since I saw his sweet face and red hair. Ten years since I counted his fingers and toes. And it has been ten years since I said goodbye.

Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. There is never a good time to say goodbye. There is never enough time to spend with someone. It doesn't matter if the person is 100 or 1 day. It is never enough. There are always memories you don't get to make. Things you don't get to say. Milestones not reached.

Ten years is a long time. A lot changes in ten years. People, relationships, careers, it all changes. In many ways it seems like just yesterday Michael and I were embarking on parenthood. In others ways it seems like a lifetime ago. We are different people now than we were ten year ago and having Sam in our lives is definitely part of why we are who we are.

Sam was with us for nine short months. We only spent a few hours getting to memorize his appearance and physically make memories. But Sam will have a lifetime of influence on us. He may not live here with us, but he colors so much of who we are and what we do.

Sam's time with us may have been short, but it was profound and lasting. I am so glad I got the privilege of being Sam's Mom.

Jenn

2 comments:

Cici said...

So true. I will never forget a minute of that day. I look forward to getting to know him some day. Think we are all better people for having that one day with him, different and better.

Brenna and Molly said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a blessing your boy is, was and always will be for so many.