Our picture challenge – what do you see when you look at this photo.
This one was very difficult and painful for me to write.

Oh, my precious niece. Welcome to the family! I’ve waited so long to meet you and now you’re here.

I’ve longed to hold a little girl in my arms, to breath in that sweet baby smell.

You have two little cousins – my boys. They’re a bit older than you and they’ll protect you always, just as they would have protected their own sisters.

Yes, little one, I almost had baby girls, three in fact; it just wasn’t meant to be. The daughters I desperately wanted but never had. My body just couldn’t hold on to them.

They’re safe in heaven so don’t cry, my love; I cried enough to last a lifetime.

Now it’s time to say good night. Have no fear, sweet girl. I’ll always hold on to you.

NAR © 2022

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash.

18 thoughts on “AN AUNT’S LAMENT”

  1. Hi
    I visited your site. I can read your biography. Very nice have you knowledge & experience. So beautiful you sharing your family background. So beautiful families photos.
    Amazing Name of site, “Elephant Trunk”.Means you have lots of knowledge storage capacity.
    So nice pic of holding the new baby. Heart touching poem. ✍️ you. So advisable words use in poem. I like. Iam so glad!

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  2. I mow over the lawn of the old homestead area where 2 of what would have been Great uncles were put to rest under the big oaks which still stand. Tons of thoughts and stories which never happened over the years.

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