All’s well that ends well..
We have been inundated by well wishers since having Marley. People are genuinely happy for us and some are also probably pretty relieved. We have become approachable again as though our grief has been wiped away and replaced by dewy eyed, innocent love for our new daughter. One friend recounted meeting someone and sharing the “good news” with them before they launched into how sorry they were for us. I wholeheartedly approve of this because as I’ve said before, I don’t need sympathy but it does make me wonder how people think we feel about our new life.
The thing is, one thing does not cancel out the other. The birth of Marley does not seal up the hole made by losing Jude. One hundred babies couldn’t make us a complete family again. That can never happen.
There are no happy endings to our story, there are blessings to be counted and lighter moments in the dark days but the root cause of our pain can never be undone.
He can never come back.