With great sorrow

we announce the birth and death of our son,

DSC_7825Simon Godfrey

born still at 6:14 pm on Saturday, April 6th, 2013

at 26.5 weeks of pregnancy,

weighing 1 lb, 12.5 oz;

measuring 14 inches long.


We buried him on Thursday, April 11th

after the funeral which was the last gift we could give him,

and the only event we were ever allowed to plan for him.


I have wrestled for the words to put to this,

to honor our son,

to hold our sorrow.

There are no words sufficient.

So I start where I am,


Tomorrow, some tomorrow, I will write more.

Today, as all the days past, and all the many years to come,

I weep for my son.