Who doesn’t love a good quote from Winnie the Pooh?
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I first saw this quote about a month ago when someone posted it on Facebook. This quote resonated with me, because as the mother of a Twinless Twin, I felt like I could hear Kathryn whispering these words to her surviving twin sister Tiny. Encouraging her, reminding her that Kathryn’s always with us.
They may have only spent 7 months together in the womb and 2 days together on earth before Kathryn returned to her place in Heaven, but they will always be together.
As I watch my Tiny grow, I will always see Kathryn. I will always know what she would look like.
I do know from my short time with her that their personalities are different. Kathryn always moved alot, seemed so content and active, and absolutely loved to hit and kick her twin. We watched on the ultrasound as she would poke at her, kick her, and even sit on her. I imagine Kathryn would be the happy go lucky twin. Tiny is the serious twin.
They were best friends, and I know one day they will be best friends again.
Like Pooh said, “I’ll always be with you.”
I cherish the moments I had with her, and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. But I know she’s with us.
As the holidays approach it seems even harder for those who are grieving and mourning. So I was pleased to see that my friend Jessica at Four Plus an Angel and some of her blogging friends have set up a special tribute called Hugs for the Holidays.
This is a place where you can share your stories about any kind of loss. Parent, child, friend… you can link up and share and feel the virtual hugs from everyone else around you who gets it.
I not only mourn and grieve my loss of my baby Kathryn, but also for three other loved ones lost this year. Jennifer, Linda, and Andy, you are also missed so very much!