By Dori Murray 
You were inside of me for nine full months
kicking and moving and keeping me up
you were our future, our hopes and our dreams
you were our daughter, a miracle it seemed.

But in just and instant you were gone
first from my body and then from our lives
I never imagined that this would happen
I really don’t understand why it did.

We held your lifeless body in our arms
having to say goodbye was so hard
we buried you next to your grandmother
so you wouldn’t have to be all alone.

Now all we have left is emptiness
our hopes and dreams have been shattered
we are parents without a child
we have a home without a family

I miss you Danielle and think of you often
”Why couldn’t things have worked out differently?”