Today I am grateful for the many digital records we made of Hudson's life. She was here for so very short a time--no photo or video could ever make up for that. But since we have to go on without her, I am so very glad we have so many ways to remember the time we had with her. I happened upon this video today on my Facebook timeline. She was a mere six days old, but when I watch it, I see all of the roots of the spirited personality she ultimately became.
And when I watch it, I remember a time when I did not know the pain of a child's death. It is almost impossible to imagine such a time anymore, but this video helps. My precious, sweet angel. I miss her so. I miss every version of her, from the 1-minute-old to the 6-day-old to the 17-month-old. I miss her so.