For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her: A mother's story of love and loss

Some of you may know the song 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her' written by Paul Simon and sung by Art Garfunkel on their 1966 album. It's one of my favourites of theirs; it's so soft and pretty to start, and it ends with such a passionate and pain-filled declaration of love. I don't know if Paul ever found his Emily, but I know that this weekend I found mine. For the past three years she was just a thought, a 'maybe', a nagging little pain that would ram me in the guts whenever I let myself think about the possibility that she had been real. So I stuffed the thoughts away, in order to not have to feel that pain again. I'll take you back to the start. Earlier this year I wrote about my dau

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