I don't talk much about Charlie anymore. Charlie's estimated due date and dates related to the loss of Charlie pass without fanfare. But I remember. I feel the pang of the loss. I feel on those days my heart was ripped out and someone is missing.
Charlie was wanted and was planned. From the moment we started trying for Charlie, we were dreaming of what it would be like to have 2 children, if we would have another boy, or a girl this time, and all the other possibilities that comes with welcoming a new baby into our family.
Instead those dreams and plans ended all to quickly. We never heard Charlie's heartbeat. Never found out if Charlie was a boy or a girl. Never held Charlie. Never smelled that sweet new baby smell. And there was nothing we could do about it.
So today is for you sweet Charlie. We remember you. And miss you. I know that you are looking down on us and sent us your brother Alexander. I know that one day we'll meet and I'll get all the time I missed with you.