|Would Have Been|
|By Kerry Ferreira|
|This year you would have been 4 years old
Your sister Ashley is in kindergarten,
you would have been in preschool
You have a baby brother Nicholas now;
you would have been his older sister
We took a family portrait of four this year;
you would have been our number 5
For Halloween we were football team,
you would have been our second cheerleader
Ashley is in her third year of dance class,
you would have been in your first year
Everyone thinks Nicholas is my second child;
you would have been my second
You would have been my daughter Courtney;
instead you are my daughter, the Angel
Time has moved on and so have I. However, a piece of my heart has stopped.
I am holding my soft serene, beautiful little girl as she floats into the clouds of Heaven.
Although I long for all the WOULD HAVE’S, I am grate¬ful for the time I did have and look forward to the time when I can see and hold her again.