“Words are an incredible thing. They can say so much or so little. They can ruin friendships but they can also mend broken hearts. Words are precious, for even when they are not enough they are the only thing we have that comes close to expressing the way we feel. There are times, hell most of the times, when words are not enough, they cannot fully express how deeply you love one person or how you feel that your heart and soul are broken in millions of tiny pieces that you think you will never find again.
Sometimes words need to be heard and there are times when they only need to be spoken.
Before our beautiful baby girl was born sleeping I was never much of a writer and I am less of a writer now, but words can save us and I am desperately trying to save what is left of me. There are words that we chose not to speak in our lives and we might regret and then there are words that we never got the chance to speak out loud … and this is what brings me here.
There are so many things I wish I would have been given the chance to tell my daughter… so much love I now send up in the sky hoping desperately that at least some of it reaches her and does not get lost on the way.
Words can create a short story or they can create a novel, but even the fewest words can express an entire life of feelings. Ernest Hemingway once set his mind on writing a six words short story that could make people cry … and he did.
His six words are so powerful that they bring tears to my eyes every time I read them:
Baby shoes. Never worn.”
These words speak of pain as we have never felt before. These words tell the tale of the words that we never got to say, or hear.
This story is our story. It could be turned into a novel but there is no need. These six words speak volumes. Every letter of every word in these six words is an acknowledgment of the pain a parent feels when saying good-bye to their child and every letter in itself is more powerful than pages and pages of happily ever afters.
… and this is all we are left with…
“Baby shoes. Never worn”
And LOVE … lots of LOVE in our hearts!!!!”