Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nathan's Super Duck

My son, Nathan, was born on August 9, 2001. He died on August 10, 2001 after surgeries to correct a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). While blissfully-ignorantly pregnant with him, my daughter Emma and I chose this stuffed duckie to be Nathan's "snuggly". It sat with him at Children's Hospital and kept him warm in his isolet. At some point his bib turned around and looked like a cape...Emma named him "Super Duck" and it stuck. My youngest, Annie, cuddles Super Duck at night some times and any time she's sad.

What objects do you have that tie you to a lost loved one?