Monday, November 06, 2006

I LOVE Michael's site, Sophia is gorgeous, and he and his wife are absolutely the standard to which all parents should be held, seriously. Beautiful family. So today when Bloglines said he'd updated, I was ALLL OVER the I Heart Sophia site. That's where I found this video. Pretty funny isn't it? Yeah.

Except when it's the 7 month anniversary of your son's death and you spent part of the day explaining (again) to your 3 year old daughter that her brother isn't coming home because the first time you told her, she missed the gone part of the conversation, and allllllll this time, she thought he was still at the hospital.

And when you watch the video, all you see is that your son never belly laughed like that, he barely even learned to smile, he never sat up, or owned a high chair and he never ever even once 'played' with you like this kid is playing with whoever it is that's out of camera range.

It's been a bitch of an afternoon, I've managed nothing but lots of tears punctuated by periods of total silence. I posted earlier at Grieving Hearts, and like I told them. This is a whole new brand of empty.

posted by Erin @ 8:15 PM   2 comments

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Donovan "Nova" LeClair

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Nova was our second child to be born with congenital heart defects. We lost our daughter at 12 days after open heart surgery in 2001. Nova was born 12/2/05, with Pulmonary Atresia with VSD. He lived 6 weeks after surgery, and passed away on April 6th, 2006. This blog is his story, and the on-going story of how our family is dealing with the loss of our beautiful boy.
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