To have loved and lost a child I never knew is such a painful experience. Tirunesh became apart of my heart from the instant I saw her sweet face. She became apart of our family dialogue every day....where will she eat at the table, where will she sit in the car? She became apart of our image of our future as a family. Her name just rolled off our tongues and became the natural and sweet music to our ears. To say good-bye to those dreams is so painful.
With this grief also comes the realization that we must feel this loss to be able to open our hearts again. We know that our daughter is still on her journey to us and we can feel the joy and hope in that. This journey is so much about seeing the hope...there is hope for Tirunesh and for our daughter both.