We never got to meet you, but we want you to know that we love you dearly. You never got the chance to keep us up all night, to then fall asleep in our arms, snuggled into our chest, just as the sun rises. We never got the chance to hold you close and promise you that we would keep you safe for always. We never got to feel your skin on ours or hear your heart beating. You never got the chance to look up into our eyes. We never got the chance to know if you had your father’s eyes or mine. You never got to laugh at your brother’s mischievous ways. We never got to see you smile at us in the morning or hear you laughing away. You never got to wrap your hands around our fingers, while we stroked your hair. We never got to rock you to sleep or give you a kiss and cuddle goodnight. You never got the chance to climb trees with your brother or stand behind him when you were scared. We never got the chance to tell people of that time you grazed your knee and cried. You never got the chance to tell us how unfair it is that you always get hand – me – downs or that your curfew is too early. We never got to dry your tears and let you know you’ll be okay.
But you will always be loved, never forgotten or left unspoken, because to us, you will forever be our baby.
So for now, you can join all of those other babies, who were not unborn but short – lived. You can join those other baby angels in the sky, who never lost their innocence. Your ancestors will be with you, to protect you from harm, until we meet again.