The Child We Had
By Heidi and Greg Costenaro 
To Brittany Rose 
Oh precious, tiny, sweet little one
you will always be to me
so perfect, pure and innocent
just as you were meant to be.

We dreamed of you and of your life
and all that it would be
we waited and longed for you to come
and join our family.

We never had the chance to play,
to laugh, to rock, to wiggle
we long to hold you, touch you now,
and listen to you giggle.

I’ll always be your mother,
he’ll always be your dad
you will always be our child,
the child we had.

But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here
we sense you everywhere
you are our sorrow and our joy,
there’s love in every tear.

Just know our love goes deep and strong,
we’ll forget you never
The child we had, but never had,
and yet, will have forever.