Friday, 8 February 2013

3 Years

Sunday is 3 years since our brave and beautiful Angel, Polly, was born forever sleeping. 

We always try to celebrate her special day (known in our house as Polly Day) with the twins, and of course now with little M too.  Nothing spectacular; usually a little day trip and a birthday party tea involving chocolate cake!  Much the same as we would’ve done with Polly, had she been here with us. 

For the children, Polly Day is a special treat and it is, I hope, an opportunity to think about and associate Polly with fun and happiness, as opposed the reality, which is the death of their sister.  For us, it is a chance to surround our pain with happiness and laughter and a reminder of why and how we can carry on despite our broken hearts.
The urge and the need to cuddle her feels painful and I cannot believe it is 3 years since my last cuddle with her.  It feels like many, many years ago…. it also feels just like it was yesterday.  I miss all that she was to us in the short time we knew her; I miss all that she would, could and should  have been.

Fly high and play lots, our beautiful baby Polly. X


  1. How lovely to celebrate her with cake and happiness. Hugs to you xx

  2. Thankyou for sharing this on Pollys birthday, hope you have found some laughter amongst your tears today .

  3. Look at her perfect little hand. I cannot imagine the ache you must experience daily. It sounds such a lovely thing to do as a family, I hope you managed to find some joy in the pain x

  4. Katie pollyrabbit13 February 2013 at 12:15

    Thank you Sarah xx

  5. Katie pollyrabbit13 February 2013 at 12:16

    We did indeed...thank you Fiona.

  6. Katie pollyrabbit13 February 2013 at 12:18

    Thank you Suzanne, yes to us she was just perfect. x