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Pi & Phi

November 12, 2009

Did you know that I am actually one of those mothers of  (insert large sum of children here) under the age of (insert shockingly small number here)? This is where you bow in awe and respect. Or this could be where your tongue goes a little numb and you have a stern talk with your uterus.

Unfortunately, two of my (THREE) children under (TWO) recently joined the throngs of undercover secret children who live in the holy universe and pull divine strings on their parents’ behalf.

I miscarried identical 8 week old twins last month. We have been through the wringer but we are well loved and the sun is beginning to shine on us again. Though certainly not on Whitehorse.

Last night we had a beautiful memorial service in our living room with friends and guitars and djembes and toddlers to honor our lost babies.




Miscarriage makes you want to give your children – the ones that did make it into the world – a giant high five. They are born knowing how to dodge bullets and navigate birth canals – though you would never know this by the way they immediately begin gouging out their own eye balls.

Our twins names are Pi and Phi.They were named in honor of math, and also dessert: their father’s two favorite things. We love them a lot.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Janice Grocholski permalink
    November 12, 2009 7:02 pm

    That is such a sweet note you wrote and what a nice way to honor them! I cant wait to meet them someday!

    • Claire permalink*
      November 16, 2009 10:48 pm

      Be prepared for a par-tay!

  2. bakerjac permalink
    November 13, 2009 8:50 pm

    Thank you for this tribute to your babies. The world doesn’t really understand the unique grief of miscarriage, but we mothers do. I’m sure you’ve probably read this before, but it was of great consolation to me when I was coming to terms with my own miscarriage a few years ago.

  3. Elena permalink
    November 16, 2009 6:54 pm

    As always, thanks for asking me to pray. We happened to be eating supper at the time and I looked up and it was exactly the time of the memorial srvice. Thus, we all stopped (as best we could) and prayed for your family. And then the onslaught of questions began…

    • Claire permalink*
      November 16, 2009 10:39 pm

      The service went beautifully. Thank you for including your family in the prayers.


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