Time is a Weird Thing

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Update | 2 Comments

It’s crazy how time works sometimes. Today is the 28th month anniversary of Phoenix’s passing. I can’t say whether or not it really feels like 28 months. Sometimes, it feels like yesterday and other days it feels like forever. What I am finding interesting about this particular anniversary is when Phoenix passed I was 32 weeks pregnant with Little Brother. This week I am 22 weeks pregnant with Baby Coleman #3. Just when I thought I had passed all the first big milestones this one reared it’s ugly head. I will have to pass the 32 week gestation mark. Yes, I know the chances of it happening the same way are slim to none, but that doesn’t stop me from fearing it.

I find it unbelievable that at this point in my last pregnancy I only had 10 weeks left with Phoenix. Of course, my mind goes to ‘ how many weeks do I left with Little Brother?’ I have found, talking with other bereaved parents, that they feel the same about their surviving children (if they have any). We are an interesting lot. We see the world through very different lenses then the rest of the population. We wish we could make people understand how we feel and the reasons behind our odd thoughts and actions. But, the only way that can be accomplished is if somebody else lost a child – and that would not be wished upon a worst enemy. I may have mentioned it before, but a parent is considered newly bereaved for 5 YEARS! FIVE!! I am just over 2. I can’t even begin to imagine 5.

Phoenix’s 4th birthday is coming up in October. October 6th to be exact. It just really sucks that we can’t be with her to celebrate it. This will be the 3rd birthday we won’t have with her. It’s also weird to think I should have an almost 4 year old. There are a lot of should of’s and what if’s in child loss.


  1. Linda Kreitner
    September 21, 2016

    For a reason unkown to me, I have always had a special place in my heart for Phoenix. Something about her sweet smile and her cuteness! My heart still aches for you and your entire family, I can”t imagine. The clisest I have come to pain, anything even clise is when my husband and I adopted an infant, we got to call our daughter for a couple of days, before surrendering her back to her biollogical Mother, because she changed her mind.The loss of a child is more difficult than the principal you can ever describe to someone who has not experienced it. I will continue to pray fir you and your family, May God Bless you with peace only he can give. God Bless You

  2. Freya Remmer
    October 7, 2016

    I fear phone calls when my kids aren’t with me… just scared I’m going to get a bad phone call. Even though there wasn’t even a phone call involved when Zane died. PTSD.


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