Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scarred For Life?

 
A few weeks ago, not long after the miscarriage, we were having a family picnic and enjoying a day of relaxation. As we were sitting around a picnic table Haley spotted this apple and said, "Mommy, the Apple reminds me of you..." I thought I knew what she was referring to, but I wasn't convinced that my four year old had the capacity for such abstract thinking. I looked at Haley, "Well, what do you mean?" She gave her classic smile of embarrasment and replied, "Oh, nothing." Intrigued, Annie and I gently pressed her to share what she was thinking about and she eventually obliged our request. Pensively she stated, "The Apple represents Mom and the scar represents...you know...the miscarriage." Annie and I shared a look of amazement and shook our heads in disbelief at Haley's capacity to see a picture of life in an otherwise ordinary object.
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3 comments:

The Long Famil said...

wow. really amazing.

Josh and Jadey said...

I am not surprised. She is parented by Colby and Annie!!! How precious..

Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

Annie - I am sorry I wasn't a person that you could get ahold of to tell about the miscarriage you had. I am VERY VERY sorry that happened to you and your family. Especially to you. My mom had one before she had me. And it really devestated her. But I think about that baby all the time. And know he or she is in heaven and I can't wait for the one day I am going to be hugged in my siblings arms. Also, that is amazing that Haley thinks about things the way she does. She has a good heart and is so smart.