Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Imaginary Friends

Sitting with my daughter this morning, watching the Macy's Parade, on comes a float called something like "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends."

Charlotte turns to me and says, quite softly, "I have an imaginary friend."

"You do?" I said. "I didn't know that."

"Ben is my imaginary friend. Our baby that died."

"Is he your imaginary friend, too, Mommy?"

"Well, yes, honey, I suppose he is."


Monica H said...

That's so sweet and sad at the same time. I guess that means I have 2 imaginary friends ???

niobe said...

I think of mine as my ghosts.