A Line From My Life

I love the weekly prompts at Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop but got so caught up in yesterday’s post that I missed them.

When I saw the prompt to write a 6 word memoir of a significant time in your life I knew mine instantly.

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“Would you like to hold her?”

I have heard this question three times:

As my oldest daughter took her first breaths in the world.

As my youngest daughter took her last.

And as my middle daughter was finally removed from her ventilator, to breathe on her own.

Reminding me to exhale.

And hold on.

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  1. says

    Incredible what you have survived and even more meaningful is how you’ve been able to continue to love and love more.

  2. says

    I’m new to your blog, and every post I’ve read so far has made me want to cry. This one just pushed me over the edge… crying <3 You are an amazing, strong woman and as many times as you've heard this before, you really do have a way with words.

    • Jessica says

      Thank you so much for spending time here and reading my posts. I am sorry about the tears but truly appreciate you taking the time to read.

  3. Nana says

    Even though I was “warned” not to read your six words…I had to. They are wonderful, they are painful, they are hopeful. And yes, yes, yes, I am crying.

  4. says

    Sometimes we take for granted such simple questions. Sometimes their meaning is so much more! This post is beautiful!!

    • Jessica says

      As soon as I read yours I knew I had to do mine, thank you for the inspiration.

    • Jessica says

      That was Hadley\’s hand grabbing mine after she was born. My most cherished picture.

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