Thursday, April 28, 2011


I never saw much of Henry in Kathleen. Sometimes other people would tell me they saw a similarity. I was gratified, somehow, that other people made that connection between my children, even if I didn't see it myself.

I see something of Henry's smile in Elizabeth, though, something around the eyes. It makes me happy.

I love her smile simply because it is so big and happy, but I love it too because it reminds me of Henry.

I love it because it links two of my babies together.

I love it because it brings a little Henry into my day when he was starting to seem faded and far, far away.


  1. This made me get all teary, even though I smiled while reading it. I'm glad Elizabeth has brought a little of Henry back to you.

    Sending love.

  2. So beautiful. We have to cling on to the little things we have.