Friday, September 21, 2012

A Sibling's Grief part II

When I put our daughter in the shopping cart at the grocery store today, she looked at the empty seat beside her and said, “Hey, what’s this for?” When I was pregnant with Toren, I used to tell her that’s where he would sit. At the time, I wasn’t sure if she would still be riding in the cart by the time he was old enough to sit up in the seat. Today I could see that, yep, they would have sat together.
[Me]: That’s where Toren would have sat.
[Her]: If he had not died. (She’s getting better with the verb tenses.)
[Me]: That’s right.
[Her] (with glee): That would be fun!
[Me]: Yes, it would have been....